We focus on health, social and environmental factors that influence people's journey through life, particularly maternal and child health.

Ending child poverty

Our country’s recent political reset presents an opportunity to tackle one of the biggest blights on Aotearoa New Zealand society: longstanding child poverty and its...


Koi Tū hosts MP for Child Poverty Reduction 
We were delighted to host Hon Louise Upston who spoke at the launch of our evidence brief on the need for early investment to reverse intergenerational disadvantage and inequity.

Early investment: A key to reversing intergenerational disadvantage and inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand

Early investment key to ending disadvantage
Cross-party and whole-of-government action is needed to tackle Aotearoa New Zealand’s stubbornly poor child poverty record.

A missing piece
Not all mums-to-be have their own mamas around during their new journey into parenthood. And whether by choice or not, this can be challenging. Dr Felicia Low shares how to find other support. 

We are what, when and how we eat
A high proportion of children in Aotearoa New Zealand are overweight or obese prompting a new report on the causes of the problem and ways parents and healthcare providers can tackle it.

Childhood obesity: reducing the risk through early life measures
This evidence brief focuses on how early life nutrition, including prenatal exposures, caregiver feeding practices and childhood eating behaviours, contributes to overweight and obesity risk in children.

Richie Poulton
A tribute to Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton
New Zealand has lost an intellectual giant with the passing of Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton.


Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health

We aim to help policy makers, healthcare practitioners, service providers and other decision makers reach evidence-informed decisions based on the latest available knowledge across all disciplines relevant to maternal, infant and child health.

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