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Mātātuhi whakatere a Hine te Iwaiwa is a report on the mātauranga scoping exercise led by Kaniwa Kupenga-Tamarama and Stephanie Shankar to help provide a foundation for current and future kairangahau to access these taonga to guide them and tautoko māmā and pēpi kaupapa.
Whakamānawatia Ngā Mokopuna aims to update the SUDI prevention sector including Te Ao Māori approaches, the health sector changes, SUDI research, national promotion and advocacy campaigns.

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Friday, 01 December 2023

The aim of National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna is to raise awareness about Sudden…

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 - 1st December 2023

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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