Today is National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna. It is a time to raise awareness of the impact of SUDI on whānau in Aotearoa, and to advocate for best practice prevention activities.
The number of fatalities is now 30 percent higher than in 2017, the year the government launched a programme to reduce the number.
The link provides seven training modules and takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Please feel free to share the link with your colleagues.
On the 12th of April, the National Coordination for SUDI Prevention Service from Hāpai Te Hauora are launching SUDI Prevention video resources for those working in the health sector. The resource seeks to prioritise Māori voices within the SUDI Prevention and health sector, to raise consciousness around the inequities experienced by whānau Māori.
Weaving experts, community leaders and Hāpai te Hauora are coming together with students from Māngere Bridge school to plant a pā harakeke (plantation of harakeke) during Safe Sleep Week. The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service from Hāpai Te Hauora will support whānau, weavers and communities within the area of Counties-Manukau District Health Board (DHB).
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.
Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launches their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi -SUDI Prevention Programme this week, funded by the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB).
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford looked happy and grateful after being gifted a flax sleeping basket for their child today at Waitangi.
Hāpai welcomes the announcement and has formally invited the Prime Minister to receive a wahakura for her new baby.
Plunket is proud to support the national Safe Sleep initiative for whānau this Safe Sleep Day, 1 December.