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Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023

Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w/ Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023

Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023 Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023, 17.14 MB
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Despite recent years' initiatives to mitigate child poverty, it remains an important issue that negatively impacts children's development and health. Experts have proposed cost-effective solutions to improve children's neurological, physical, and mental health, emphasising the importance of the first 2000 days of a child’s life to development. 

Intergenerational disadvantage and inequity is a key cause of continuing child poverty, with up  to 30% of Aotearoa New Zealand’s children lacking their basic needs’ adequate fulfilment. 

The Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health at Koi Tū has released a report aimed at the Government to implement these solutions through policy, which parents and guardians can read for their own benefit.

Olivia spoke with the leader of the Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health at Koi Tū, Dr Felicia Low, about the current state of child poverty, and Koi Tū’s report on evidence-based solutions.