Completed Research Projects
Hypoglycaemia Prevention in Newborns with Oral Dextrose
Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) is the commonest metabolic condition of the newborn. It affects up to 15% of babies, and the incidence is increasing as risk factors such as maternal diabetes and preterm birth are becoming more common...
Back to Sleep
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of cot death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the world. The Foundation’s support allowed Hawke’s Bay to participate in a three-year national study (primarily funded by Health Research Council), which led to world-wide change on the best way to sleep newborns.
We talk about family violence
In 2002 a small team from the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board; Service Manager Mollie Wilson, ED Nurse Miranda Ritchie (who co-ordinated the programme), Social Worker Lowana Crawford and Community and General Pediatrician Dr Russell Wills set out to develop a Family Violence Intervention Programme.
Working in the Community
The Foundation provided financial support to adapt the VIP model for primary healthcare, which was trialed at The Hastings Health Centre and coordinated by nurse Helen Francis. During the first 18 months of this programme 2849 women were asked about their safety. Of these 140 were experiencing abuse...
Sexually transmitted infections
Young people in Hawkes Bay and nearby regions have some of the highest rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in New Zealand. What are some of the likely contributors to these high rates and what role can primary health care services play in reducing them?
Local Research, Global Impact
A global issue, Hawke’s Bay, through the Foundation, has been at the coalface of research into the disease. More than six thousand children, between the age of six and fourteen years who lived in Hawke’s Bay during 1992-1993 have been part of the largest worldwide collaborative research project...
Discoverers of Tomorrow
Today’s young medical professionals are our discoverers of tomorrow. Investing in the future generation is an important role of The Foundation through providing funding support for “studentships” - small study projects under supervision, for undergraduates, postgraduates and specialist research training.