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A Literature Review on the health profile of Tuvaluan people living in New Zealand

3 months
Approved budget:
Miss Saneta Manoa
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
Tuvalu is currently the seventh largest Pacific population in New Zealand with a population of 2,625 people in is amongst the fastest growing Pacific populations particularly within the Auckland region. Minority Pacific groups tend to be overlooked in terms of identifying what their key health issues are and how they could be addressed. There are huge gaps in research and availability of information on the health status of minority groups such as Tuvalu relative to other Pacific populations and to the general NZ population also. This Literature Review aims to investigate the health outcomes of Tuvaluan people living in New Zealand drawing mostly on Tuvaluans living in Auckland. Furthermore it aims to identify key health issues that Tuvaluan people experience, explore how well the health services have responded to their needs in order to inform health providers on the current and projected health needs faced by Tuvaluan people in New Zealand.