5 Feb 2020

NZ health group tackles social issues among Pasifika elders

From , 5:01 am on 5 February 2020

A Pacific health provider has adopted a Fonofale model to address social isolation and other issues plaguing Pasifika communities in New Zealand's South Island.

Fonofale models incorporate cultural foundations such as family and spirituality into healthcare, to make it more relevant for Pacific people. 

Christine Rovoi has more.

Women enjoying the Siva Samoa class.

Women enjoying the Siva Samoa class. Photo: Supplied