Plunket is encouraged by a recent slight decline in the number of babies dying suddenly and unexpectedly. “Any decline is good news. We believe the years of safe sleep information promoted by Plunket and other community organisations are taking hold.
New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the well being of children under five welcomes proposed legislation requiring plain packaging of tobacco products. The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill passed its first reading in Parliament last night and has now been referred to the Health Select Committee for public consultation. Plunket Clinical Advisor Elaine Gordon says Plunket actively support the government’s goal of halving tobacco consumption by 2015 and achieving a smoke-free New Zealand by 2025.
New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day is happening next Friday 6 December. Safe Sleep Day is focused on promoting safe sleep practices for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep. Every year in New Zealand 60 babies die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).
New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the well-being of children under five welcomes the release of figures showing the number of infant deaths at record lows. Plunket Clinical Advisor Allison Jamieson says it shows that safety messages are getting through. “Plunket and other agencies have put a lot of work into getting safe sleeping messages out to parents and it’s great to see these messages having an impact.