A memorandum of Understanding was signed today between Hāpai te Hauora and Moana Research with the main focus being SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants) in Māori and Pasifika.

Hāpai te Hauora CEO Selah Hart says that they are looking forward to the partnership:

“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.”

Read the full article here - Te Ao: Māori team up with Pasifika to protect our pēpē