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New health research unit to be based in Kaitaia

8 September 2017

A unique health research partnership was announced today between the Moko Foundation, a Kaitaia-based organisation led by Dr Lance O’Sullivan, and the Maurice Wilkins Centre. 

The partnership will establish a jointly managed research unit in Kaitaia to be called Waharoa ki te Toi (The Gateway). 

The Moko Foundation will provide a local base and will provide access to a range of innovative approaches to health monitoring and community links, while the Maurice Wilkins Centre will bring access to top clinical and health researchers from across New Zealand. 

The overall aim of Waharoa ki te Toi is to tackle some of the country’s most pressing health issues such as obesity, type-2 diabetes and rheumatic fever. Click here to find out more.