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Indigenous nurses take charge of health strategy
Pictured are;R-L Keelan Ransfield (NZNO Kaumatua), Kerri Nuku (NZNO Kaiwhakahaere), Mrs Elizabeth Iro (Chief Nurse WHO), Mrs Eseta Finau (NZNO Board Member), Mr Grant Brooke (NZNO President)

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Nurses are being called on to play a greater role in reducing the incidence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, obsesity and heart disease here and in the Pacific.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says the call came from the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum held in Rarotonga last week.

Nurses are well placed to provide adequate health promotion, early detection and management of such conditions.

She says there was an acceptance each community must find what works in its own culture and drive the initiative.

"This was the first time you actually saw indigenous cultures taking back ownership and looking at not just the disease, the NCD, the diabetes, the obesity, but looking at it from a concept of well being, how do we teach our kids when they err really early, how do we role model them to eat better or make better choices," Ms Nuku says.


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