The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) is an independent committee that reviews the deaths of babies and mothers in New Zealand. The PMMRC’s role can, at times, include reviewing events when the mother and/or baby was very unwell as a result of the pregnancy (severe morbidity).

Te mahi tahi puta noa i te pūnaha kia kore rawa ai e mate, e whara ngā māmā me ā rātau pēpi, whānau hoki mai i ngā mate, wharanga rānei ka taea te ārai.


Working together across the system towards zero preventable deaths or harm for all mothers and babies, families and whānau.

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Urgent action needed to address ongoing inequity in maternity sector

16 Feb 2021, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Babies of Māori, Pacific and Indian mothers are still more likely than babies of New Zealand European mothers to die in pregnancy or within the first 28 days, the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee 14th report shows.

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