16 Sep 2020

Questions over how young children's problems are getting missed

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 16 September 2020

A government programme designed to monitor how young New Zealanders are developing is only picking up problems in half as many children as other countries.

Well Child Tamariki Ora's work is the focus on a new health research project which wants to know why so many cases go undetected and why children who could have been treated earlier are starting school already behind their peers.

Dr Alison Leversha is a community paedeatrician who's hoping her findings will help make the programme more effective.