Researcher studying disease identified by World Health Organization as an ’emerging threat’ to children

Portait photo of Taliah Su'a

Samoan medical student Taliah Su’a understands the harsh reality of a diagnosis of rheumatic fever. Her aunt contracted the highly infectious disease and required intensive, ongoing drug treatment and surgery to replace the damaged valves of her heart. Su’a is also keen to play her part in addressing inequities in health care so jumped at […]

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Experts unite to ‘supercharge’ children’s health, wellbeing & education

Canterbury health and wellbeing experts, educationalists, tangata whenua and Pacific Island health and community groups have come together in a ground-breaking collaboration to improve outcomes for the region’s youngest and most vulnerable. Research for Children Aotearoa is a collaboration led by Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct. It includes researchers from the Universities of Canterbury and […]

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Diabetes disparity – Improving type 1 diabetes control in Pasifika children

Growing up in a village near the Fijian city of Lautoka, Dr Isaiah Immanuel witnessed first-hand the poorer outcomes for people living with chronic disease caused by delays in care and treatment. Now, the medical graduate and father-of-five is shining a light on the inequities of care that Pasifika youth in Aotearoa New Zealand are […]

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