Fo­cus on Asian health

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A con­fer­ence next month will fo­cus on health is­sues of the Asian com­mu­nity in New Zealand.

Auck­land Univer­sity’s Cen­tre for Asian Health Re­search and Eval­u­a­tion will host the third In­ter­na­tional Asian Health and Well­be­ing Con­fer­ence on Septem­ber 8 and 9.

Lo­cal and over­sease aca­demics and health work­ers will at­tend.

Cen­tre di­rec­tor Dr Sam­son Tse says many stud­ies have found dif­fer­ent Asian eth­nic­i­ties may be more at risk to cer­tain dis­eases.

“The pop­u­lar be­lief is that the Asian pop­u­la­tion is do­ing well, but that is only half the story,” he says.

The con­fer­ence will run a photo es­say com­pe­ti­tion on healthy ac­tion in the Asian com­mu­nity.

For more de­tails call Den­nis Hsu on 373-7599 ext 88375.

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