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Keeping babies and children safe over summer

NEWS: 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

NEWS: 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

NEWS: 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.

Rangatahi huffing to early grave

PUBLICATION: 29 Aug 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

In this article from Waatea News, Dr Nick Baker (chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee) says the deaths of young Māori through unintentional substance and alcohol poisoning is a community problem than needs a community solution.

Sue Matthews receives Queen's Birthday honours

NEWS: 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

NEWS: 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.

Kidshealth.org.nz - water safety

PUBLICATION: 23 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Kidshealth is a child and youth health information website to support parents and health professionals. The site contains information on water safety.

SIDS prevention: 3000 lives saved but we can do better

NEWS: 16 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This article looks at the fall in sudden infant deaths over the past two decades and argues that further lives can be saved by focussing on the increased risks from bed sharing.

Drop in teenage drink-drive convictions

NEWS: 14 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is delighted that figures show that there has been a reduction in teenage drink-drive convictions.

CYMRC chair, Dr Nick Baker, talks to Campbell Live about 'huffing'

NEWS: 30 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee chair, Dr Nick Baker was interviewed by Campbell Live on 26 July about teenage deaths from huffing butane and the need for restricting sales of butane to prevent future deaths.

CYMRC letter to Coroner Evans

NEWS: 25 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

CYMRC's response to a request from Coroner Evans for its views on the adequacy of present state systems for the care and protection of children and suggestions about improvements

Review of the national mortality review programme

NEWS: 4 Jul 2012

The Commission is reviewing the national mortality review programme (NZMRP). Independent consultants MartinJenkins have been contracted to lead the review. The review is being conducted between June and December 2012.