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Make every sleep a safe sleep for precious pēpi this winter

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, Whānau Āwhina Plunket and the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service are reminding whānau to make every sleep a safe sleep for precious pēpi this winter.

Whānau Āwhina Plunket Acting Chief Nurse Karen Magrath says sudden unexpected death of an infant (SUDI) is a leading cause of death for pēpi in Aotearoa New Zealand, but safe sleep practices can prevent many of these sad events.

Tala Pasifika backs ‘World Smokefree May’

Tala Pasifika are backing ' World Smokefree May' all the way. The announcement from Hāpai Te Hauora declaring ' World Smokefree May' in the lead up the World Health Organisation's international celebration of 'World Smokefree Day' on Tuesday 31st May 2022. This will help to create talanoa and opportunities for Pasifika people in Aotearoa to make that life enhancing decision to be smokefree.

Inequitable burden of COVID-19 changed Māori drinking, smoking, and gambling habits during lockdown

National Māori Public Health Agency, Hāpai Te Hauora are concerned with multiple findings in the ‘Impact of Covid-19 August 2021’ survey released by Te Hiringa Hauora and NielsenIQ today. It canvassed the participants’ use of alcohol, tobacco, vaping and gambling in the August 2021 lockdown period. The survey had 1,401 respondents, 396 were Māori and 229 Pacific Peoples. 

National Māori rōpu, Tupeka Kore, congratulate Minister Verrall on Smokefree 2025 Plan but emphasise need for appropriate resourcing

The National Māori rōpu, Tupeka Kore, congratulate Minister Verrall and the Government’s Smokefree Plan that will have a huge impact on smoking in Aotearoa.