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New Zealand: "The number of children hospitalised with asthma has almost doubled...since 2002"

May 2, 2018, (New Zealand) TVNZ: More Kiwi kids hospitalised with asthma, disease costing NZ $800m a year https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/more-kiwi-kids-hospitalised-asthma-disease-costing-nz-800m-year The number of children hospitalised with asthma has almost doubled in New Zealand since 2002, a new report shows, with an expert saying some asthma-related deaths could be prevented if access to medicine is enhanced. … "Anyone with an asthmatic child will understand how distressing is it watching them struggle to breath. No child should suffer like that from poor quality housing," Mr Twyford said in a statement.