Funding for "gout capital of the world"Arthritis New Zealand welcomes the new $6 million Pacific Innovation Fund, aimed at improving the health of Pasifika people.
Chief Executive Sandra Kirby says gout is a significant health issue for New Zealand’s Pasifika people.
“Gout is one of the most common forms of arthritis, and it is often said to be the most painful. Data from one primary health organisation in South Auckland shows that nearly 15 per cent of Pacific men have been diagnosed with gout. In fact, New Zealand has been called the ‘gout capital of the world’.
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Good news for those suffering from gout, and I second it being the most painful!