A new website dedicated to providing information for New Zealand’s Pacific communities has been launched to help stamp out COVID-19.
Supported by Counties Manukau Health, Auckland District Health Board, Waitematā District Health Board, Northland District Health Board, Ministry of Health and The Cause Collective, the aim of PreparePacific.nz is to provide up-to-date and relevant information endorsing the fight against COVID-19.
It is a one-stop shop portal and the information is provided from Pacific perspectives.
Counties Manukau Chief Executive Fepulea’i Margie Apa says Pacific peoples are faced with a lot of mixed messages about COVID-19, and PreparePacific.nz will help them find what they need in one place.
“Our Pacific communities told us they have to look at many different sources to find information which at times is difficult to understand,” Fepulea’i says.
“We listened to their insights and designed PreparePacific.nz around their needs.”
Features include panels in Pacific languages, health messages from Pacific doctors, contacts for family and sexual violence, financial support information and a list of essential services and Pacific providers.
The work is underpinned by the latest health information from the Ministry of Health and various DHBs.