Story: Pacific Island health

Legends lend support

Legends lend support

Former All Black Michael Jones (left) and military hero Jonathan Fatu talk with kidney patient Jo Wilson at Wellington Hospital in 2009. The pair were helping to raise funds for, and awareness of, kidney disease. This can be caused by diabetes, which affects many Pacific people. 

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Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Births, deaths and health attitudes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Colin Tukuitonga, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Jan 2019