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The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service alongside, Tobacco Control, Smokefree Activatio

The Big Latch On will be held in-person from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2024

Throughout her career in health, she has also focused on uplifting the smokefree sector in Manawatu by supporting whānau, particularly wahine and māmā, in becoming smokefree.

SUDI Prevention

Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) is a leading cause of preventable death in New Zealand babies. New Zealand has a particular challenge in that, the greater proportion of deaths are in the Māori community, innovative approaches to addressing the inequitable SUDI rates is needed.

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Safe sleeping tips for pēpi

One of our most powerful protective factors we promote to whānau is how to sleep their pēpi safely. Whilst these safety tips may seem simple they are life-saving and we encourage you to share this video.

Koha o Te Wahakura

Koha, a gift born from love and a taonga derived from ancestral knowledge and wisdom.

A reawakening of our Indigenous ways of being, and our indigenous ways of doing things when caring for and nurturing our pēpi, māmā, pāpā and whānau.

Te mana o te wahakura

Whaea Sonya Snowden reiterates the importance of understanding what it takes to create a wahakura. It starts at the pā harakeke for our whānau to safely sleep our next generations.

SUDI Prevention Online Training

The training covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to SUDI prevention
  • Connecting and engagement with whānau
  • Consistent health messaging
  • Accumulation of risk factors for SUDI

There is no cost associated with the training, follow the link below to register.

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Safe Sleep Day

Safe Sleep Day - 7th June 2024

The aim of National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna is to raise awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI), with the vision of reducing the rate in which it occurs in our New Zealand families and communities. SUDI is preventable, and the risk factors for our babies can be significantly reduced should the right steps be implemented.

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