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12th Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee report released

13 Apr 2017, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This report, covering 2011-15, shows that in 2015, 536 children and young people died which is more than in the previous two years (486 in 2014, and 516 in 2013), but fewer than in the years prior.

Report shows fewer child and youth deaths

3 Jun 2016, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

New figures from the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) show deaths of children and young people continue to decline. In 2014, 488 children and young people aged 28 days to 24 years died, compared with 620 deaths in 2010.

Fewer babies dying in their sleep

4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.

CYMRC poster highly commended at APAC 2015

28 Sep 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Nick Baker and Brandy Griffin (CYMRC) have received 'highly commended' for their poster Recommendations and actions – attributes most associated with system improvement which featured at the APAC forum.

Safety checks for swimming pools help prevent drowning

10 Dec 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Is the latch on the gate to your swimming pool working properly? Are there any parts of the fence small children might crawl under? Checking these and other aspects of a pool is one of the things New Zealanders can do to help children stay safe...

Fatigue and familiarity push up rural crash risks

27 Mar 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Fatigue is one of the most significant risk factors in rural road deaths according to a recent analysis of crashes involving dairy farmers and their employees.

Consider the safety of children this Children’s Day

26 Feb 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Safekids Aotearoa and the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) are encouraging families to celebrate Children's Day by assessing how safe their children are at home, on the road, around moving vehicles, and in the presence of alcohol.