Amy explores the connection between Papatūānuku and wāhine who both sustain and nourish mokopuna. She shares that for wāhine, we not only have the mana to nurture mokopuna within us, in te whare tangata, but once baby is born through our wai ū (breastmilk). Amy shares that breastmilk carries our DNA, it carries our whakapapa.
As our goals are centralised with whānau, it is equally important that we prioritise whānau driven stories. Hāpai Te Hauora are grateful to Shontelle, who shared her smokefree journey for us to learn from. As we collectively pursue smokefree futures, we look to our communities to enable positive change for years to come.
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says the decision of the Waitangi Tribunal to accept a claim lodged about the pay disparity suffered by Māori women public servants is a chance to also address inequities in the nursing workforce.
A maternal health program in Brisbane claims to have found a winning formula to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers deliver full-term babies.
Indigenous women are almost twice as likely to give birth prematurely - which can lead to further complications - but the initiative has brought pre-term rates roughly into line with the general population.