14 Oct 2020

Call for Pasifika health boost from next NZ govt

From , 5:03 am on 14 October 2020

Pacific health professionals in New Zealand are calling on the next government to better empower them to improve health outcomes for the community.

There are promising signs with Pacific immunisation rates the highest in the country and the 22,000 people tested for Covid-19 in South Auckland recently showing the community's commitment to health.

But high rates of smoking and non-communicable diseases continue stymie progress in improving health statistics.

Dominic Godfrey reports.

Dr Api Talemaitoga

Dr Api Talemaitoga Photo: GREG BOWKER VISUALS