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Sunia Foliaki

Sunia Foliaki is a public health physician by training. His research focus is among Pacific populations both in New Zealand and in the Pacific islands. His research covers a number of Pacific public health studies including the epidemiology of cancer and asthma. He is also working closely with Pacific islands countries on food security policies and programmes and conducts regional consultancies with Pacific islands ministries of health on non-communicable diseases in general. He is currently conducting a qualitative study on Palliative Care among Pacific populations in New Zealand; to assess the use of palliative care services among Pacific populations and to explore the views of Pacific people on challenges and experiences in such services. These findings will contribute to recent work to inform policies and develop evidence based guidelines to improving Palliative health care for Pacific people in New Zealand.

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Sunia Foliaki

Pacific Health Research Fellow

Phone: +64 4 979 3375

Email: s.foliaki@massey.ac.nz