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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.

Keeping babies and children safe over summer

20 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

As people gather with families and friends or head off to the beach this summer, there’s a reminder to take extra care with the safety of babies and young children.

Sudden infant death rates on the decline

6 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today, on Safe Sleep Day, welcomed a decline in sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).

Helping babies sleep safely

6 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Put babies to sleep on their backs and make sure their faces are clear of bedding – those are two of the messages for parents during Safe Sleep Day today.

Northland DHB launches safe sleep TV commercials

5 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

With one of the highest rates for SUDI in New Zealand the Northland DHB (in conjunction with the regional Child Health Network and Whakawhetu) has produced four television commercials promoting SUDI prevention.

Sue Matthews receives Queen's Birthday honours

10 Jun 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Sue Matthews on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health, in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours.

International conference hears many sudden infant deaths preventable

24 Oct 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This article provides knowledge and insights into sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) from a conference in the United States recently, attended by New Zealand child mortality experts and international specialists.

Alcohol Healthwatch Trust launches BABIES + BOOZE campaign

18 Oct 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Media release from the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust. The Trust has teamed up with two community organisations to launch the BABIES + BOOZE campaign to raise awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.