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We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
Plunket is encouraging mums, pregnant women and those trying
to get pregnant to check they are immunised from whooping
cough, to protect themselves and their children. The Ministry of Heath today declared a national outbreak of
whooping cough, as a total of 1,315 cases have been reported
since the beginning of 2017. “Immunisation is a free, proven way that parents can
protect their children against serious diseases, including
Plunket is proud to support the national Safe Sleep
initiative for whānau this Safe Sleep Day, 1 December. Plunket’s National Advisor for Māori Health, Zoe Tipa,
says Safe Sleep Day is a national campaign focused on
promoting safe sleep practices for babies, so that every
sleep is a safe sleep. “Every year in New Zealand, more than 40 babies die from
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI – which includes
SIDS or cot death) and it is preventable.
Plunket is celebrating the extension to paid parental leave
today as ‘an important investment in families and the
future of New Zealand’. The Bill passed its third reading today, and the new law
will extend parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1
July 2018, and to 26 weeks from 1 July 2020. “Today’s extension to paid parental leave is a step
forward to be celebrated.