Posts Tagged ‘Child mortality’

Momentum slows in reducing child mortality rates; significant inequity found

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Efforts to reduce child mortality rates appear to have stagnated. That is the finding of the government’s Child and Mortality Review Committee, which analysed 2666 children aged between 28 days and 24 years, who died between 2015 and 2019. The committee, which is part of the Health Quality and Safety Commission, also found the mortality Read more

Nearly 30 children have died in state care in New Zealand since 2017

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Nearly 30 children have died in state care since Oranga Tamariki’s inception and an expert says the organisation has failed to deliver on its promises. Of the 27 children who have died since April 2017, five died by suicide, 15 from natural causes, five from accidents, and two as a result of child abuse, homicide Read more