New Funding for Research into Māori Heart Health

Oct. 1, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

Andree Pearson is part of a team of researchers, including Karaitiana Taiuru from Christchurch Heart Institute at the University of Otago who will focus on older Māori (Kaumātua) who are particularly vulnerable to heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in Māori aged 65 years or older. Starting this kaupapa in the Canterbury region, they will be attending hui with kaumātua groups at local marae with the focu on heart health and barriers to participation in clinical studies in the region before expanding out to the rest of the country.


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