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Report shows fewer child and youth deaths

MEDIA RELEASE: 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

NEWS: 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.

Safety checks for swimming pools help prevent drowning

MEDIA RELEASE: 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

NEWS: 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

NEWS: 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.