Turning research into hope
Cure Kids has invested more than $40 million in child health research to help improve, extend and save Kiwi lives.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
2 Projects Autism spectrum disorder in New Zealand affects around 1 in 68 children
1 Project Nearly 500 children are admitted to hospital for burns of varying severity each year
7 Projects We are increasingly understanding more about how children develop, including greater insight into the plasticity of the brain in the early stages of life
11 Projects One in 30 children are born with a genetic condition, many life-threatening, requiring long-term health treatment
Around 100 children and young adults lose their lives each year to sudden unexpected cardiac death
7 Projects Each year, around 44 babies die in NZ from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy
4 Projects Infectious microbes place a large burden on our health system, responsible for more than 1 in 4 overnight hospital stays in New Zealand
7 Projects 1 in 4 Kiwi kids will experience a significant mental health issue before age 18
10 Projects Bronchiectasis is the most common reason for infants less than one year of age to be admitted into hospital throughout the developed world
Rheumatic Heart Disease
2 Projects Cure Kids is coordinating innovative research that aims to help end rheumatic fever in NZ.
Type 1 Diabetes
1 Project 2500 children aged 0-18 years-of-age have type-1 diabetes, and the incidence is growing.