for Māori and Pasifika midwifery students
While the industry is under pressure with the increasing shortage of midwives around New Zealand, the problem is even more prevalent in Māori and Pasifika communities who currently represent just 12 percent of the workforce. Yet together, they make up 30 percent of women giving birth.
An announcement from Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall on Tuesday will give $6 million over the next four years to provide wrap-around care, academic support and to actively recruit Māori and Pasifika. There will also be a discretionary hardship fund for students in need and support to attend nationwide hui and fono for networking.
Link to article and video: Govt announces multi-million dollar funding for Māori and Pasifika midwifery students (msn.com)