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Booster shot "vital" in the fight against Covid-19
With the decision from the NZ government to move the whole country into red status due to the community spread of the Omicron variant, health professionals strongly encourage the Pacific community to get fully vaccinated or if they are – seek to get their booster shot if they are eligible to do so.
Involving all the family in vaccination discussions is crucial in the “new norm”
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Pediatrician, Dr David Tan, shared in a recent Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 PI’s Pacific Days show, that it is important for parents to have healthy conversations about the vaccine with their children.
Courageous conversations on Ngalu Fānifo segment – Childhood Trauma
In a recent Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo segment on 531 P.I. the talanoa centered around a sensitive topic that is applicable for many Pacific families - childhood trauma and ways we can approach the conversation with our children.
Christmas time - “It’s less about the gift giving and more about the time giving”
With Christmas upon us, Dr David Tan offered some advice and encouragement to Pacific families in a recent Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on the Pacific Days Show on 531 PI.
“We understand that pets are part of the family” – support above and beyond
Pasifika Futures (PFL) - the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families - has been steadfast in their provision of support for Pacific families during the Delta community outbreak and one of the support services for families has been pet care for Pacific families isolating in MIQ.
Clarity and empathy - key ingredients if pulse oximeters are to be effective for Pacific families
Chief Executive for Pasifika Medical Association (PMA), Debbie Sorensen, says the use of pulse oximeters is not enough to support the health needs of people in home isolation.