Ka piritahi te Māori me te hunga Pasifika ki te tiaki pēpē

He kohinga wahakura / Pūtake - Pukamata

He kawenata whakaaetanga i waitohua i te rā nei ki waenga i a Hāpai te Hauora rātou ko Moana Research, ko te aronga matua, ko te mate SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants) i waenga i te iwi Māori, Pasifika hoki.

E ai ki a Selah Hart, Tāhuhu Rangapū o Hāpai te Hauora, he tūhonotanga o ngā mātauranga, kia ora pai ai ngā rangatira o āpōpō.

“I think that what is represents is a true partnership approach that we are taking with Moana research who are really excited with the opportunity to work with our Pasifika whānau.

“When we are looking at the current statistics we are I think the number is between one in every eight babies could be effected by SUDI so what we really need to do is lead that approach so that every whānau understands the importance of a safe sleeping space for our babies.”

Ko Jacinta Faalili-Fidow te Tāhuhu Rangapū o Moana Research e mea ana, me tika te whakaputa i ēnei kōrero kia mārama pai ai ngā whānau kātoa ki ngā āhuatanga o te mate ohorere ki ngā pēpē.

“Now we have an opportunity to get back into the SUDI prevention space and to work with Hāpai, really to look at how we can leverage all of our collective strengths to do better for our babies.

“But also kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face going out into the communities finding really good ways of engaging with our families in meaningful ways.”

Hei apōpō ka tū te wānanga wahakura ki Rotorua, ā i te kainamutanga mai o ngā hararei o te raumati, e ai ki a Hāpai te Hauora he wā pai tēnei ki te whakarite rautaki kia haumaru te moe o ā tātou pēpē.