SUDI Prevention Programme Coordinator-South Island
South Island Alliance Programme Office
Phone: 021 504 679
Ann starts work as the SUDI Prevention Programme Coordinator for the South Island in early November. She will be leading regional collaboration, implementation and monitoring of the SUDI programme with the aim of reducing SUDI deaths in infants to an incidence of less than 0.1 in every 1000 births by 2025. The programme will address modifiable risk factors including smoking in pregnancy, shared sleep surfaces, infant sleep position, alcohol and drug use during pregnancy and postnatally, breastfeeding and immunisation. Working closely with key stakeholders across the South Island will be key in ensuring the programme is a success.
Ann comes from a background of Maternity quality and safety and project management and is a Registered Nurse. Ann has a passion for the health and wellbeing of infants and their families. Her varied roles and experiences have enables her to build strong and sustained trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including non-governmental organisations, public sector agencies and health practitioners, qualities that are essential for this role.