COVID-19 has put the spotlight on the health of the Pasifika community across Auckland.
Auckland regional data shows diabetes rates of nearly 60% for Pacific people over 65 years of age, compared with 48.2% of Māori, 13.8% of Asian and 1% of European adults (Pacific Health Review).
The glaring stats are the catalyst behind the Ōtāhuhu Fitness and Health Expo on 28 November being led by Auckland Council. Total Healthcare and Local Doctors will be onsite offering free blood pressure checks, highlighting risk factors for CVD, and providing information about women’s and child health.
Our community liaison manager Lorenzo Kaisara will help MC the day-long event at the Ōtāhuhu Pool & Leisure Centre, which aims to put youth, in particular, face-to-face with information and support from health and fitness providers from across the city.