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Te Aukume a Hine te Iwaiwa: Health of Māori Māmā and Pēpi

6 months
Approved budget:
Dr Felicity Ware
Mrs Kaniwa Kupenga-Tamarama
Dr Wendy Burgess
Proposal type:
Research Activation Grant
Lay summary
Establishing a national multidisciplinary mother and babies Māori health research group will support more Māori-led research and collaboration with Māori health professionals and whānau. The need for the establishment of such a group was progressed by Māori attendees at the recent Māori models of pregnancy care workshop at the ON TRACK Network Trial Development Workshop in February at Auckland Hospital. The group aims to develop an evidence base of what works for Māori to inform better planning of research for maternal, infant, whānau health services that demonstrate a significant reduction in inequities and promotes hauora to equip a best start in life. The group will also foster and support the development of emerging Māori researchers through tuakana-teina relationships. This funding will help with the organization and coordination of online hui and face to face wānanga to develop whanaungatanga between researchers, and progress research reflective of Māori needs and aspirations.