Response from the National SUDI Prevention Service on the safe use of wahakura

Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets). Hāpai Te Hauora holds the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI) Prevention Coordination contract; the best evidence available to Hāpai tells us that wahakura are safest without bumper pads.

Māori Public Health Budget 2018 Wishlist

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas for Budget 2018 which we believe will have the biggest impact on whānau:

  • Provision for meeting urgent housing needs in Tāmaki Mākaurau and Te Tai Tokerau so all families have the ability to live in warm, dry homes
  • Funding to support papakainga housing in rural areas