No Child Should Be Hungry, Cold or Ill - CPAG   23 Nov 2011

CPAG

No Child Should Be Hungry, Cold or Ill From Preventable Disease

Bryan Bruce's documentary on child poverty in New Zealand shown last night on TV3 is compulsory viewing for all New Zealanders said Professor Innes Asher.

New Zealand has betrayed its proud history as a good place to bring up chidlden. We should hang our collective heads in shame at our poor record for child health.

Too many children are living in quite unacceptable conditions, hospitalised in high numbers for diseases which have largely disappeared from OECD.

This is not a party issue; as the documentary said it is a moral and ethical issue. It is a question of whether there is the will to invest in children and their future.

CPAG calls on all politicians after the election to make children a top prioirty

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