Accurate and reliable information for NZ parents & whānau about the health and wellbeing of tamariki & rangatahi in Aotearoa.


Topics A-Z | KidsHealth


Conditions and treatments | KidsHealth

Health Navigator: A-Z topics

Easy-to-read information on a wide range of health conditions including how to recognise symptoms and tips for prevention, self-care and treatment.


Information about the A-Z topics on the Health Navigator website

Ministry of Health: Child health

Good child health is important not only for children and families now, but also for good health later in adulthood.


Information about child health on the Ministry of Health website

Ministry of Health: Preventative health/wellness

This section contains information on a variety of preventative health topics, listed below.


Information about preventative health/wellness on the Ministry of Health website

Ministry of Health: Baby and child sickness

Get help quickly from a doctor or phone 111 if your baby or young child shows any of the danger signs listed on this page.


Information about baby and child sickness on the Ministry of Health website

Ministry of Health: Children with serious conditions and special needs

If you or your child have special needs because of a long-term disability or serious condition, your doctor, midwife or nurse may refer you to a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service.


Information about children with serious conditions and special needs on the Ministry of Health website

Ministry of Health: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term for a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by exposure to alcohol before birth. The main effects from this exposure are to the brain but alcohol can also affect other parts of the body.


Information about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder on the Ministry of Health website

Whānau Āwhina Plunket: Child health concerns and symptoms

Kids and babies sometimes get sick or may have a health issue that concerns you. Check your tamariki often when they're sick. If they're getting worse, or you're worried, call PlunketLine or your doctor. We are always here to help.


Information about child health concerns and symptoms on the Whānau Āwhina Plunket website

Professional development

Intuto: Care of the Unwell Child

Intuto is an online learning platform developed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket developed  to support WCTO nurses in their mahi prior to undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care and while on the programme.


Accessing Intuto:

Please contact your WCTO Team leader/Manager to access the registration link and information to access Intuto.