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The aim of this website is to provide New Zealand parents and whānau with accurate and reliable information about the health and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa.
Content on this website is for educational use only. Please consult your doctor or other health professional to make sure the information is right for your child.
KidsHealth is a joint initiative betweenThe Paediatric Society of New Zealand
and Starship Foundation
Supported by the Ministry of Health
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