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Pacific Health

The Centre for Public Health Research is developing a Pacific Health Research Programme that aims to:

(i) Build capacity among Pacific public health researchers / physicians

(ii) Conduct specific Pacific health research projects in New Zealand and in the Pacific region.

Dr Sunia Foliaki leads a cancer epidemiology research programme with a particular focus in improving the wellbeing and cancer survivorship of Pacific populations in Aotearoa/NZ.

Dr Tupai'levaililigi Riz Firestone leads as research programme on the prevention of NCDs (obesity and pre-diabetes) across the life-course of Pacific populations.