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Evaluation, understanding of cultural diversity, partnering, facilitation

Synergia is partnering with Dr Reena Kainamu to evaluate Whakawhetu; an initiative designed to reduce unexpected death in infancy amongst Maori. We engaged a broad range of stakeholders involved in training processes potentially relevant to Maori infancy death, including Taumata, community health workers, nurses, lead maternity carers, service managers and other health professionals. This project is underpinned by a Kaukapa Maori approach and our partnership with Reena has supported and strengthened our existing skills and competencies in engaging Maori.