10 May 2018

Racism found in treatment of Pasifika rheumatic fever patients

From , 5:00 am on 10 May 2018

A report on rheumatic disease in New Zealand claims there has been racist treatment and inappropriate handling of Maori and Pasifika patients.
The report on Maori and Pasifika experiences when it came to the disease, was written by academics from the University of Auckland.
The study's lead author, Anneka Anderson told Koro Vaka'uta, some of the 113 people interviewed as part of the study complained of problems in the health system including racism and a lack of cultural understanding.

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