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Following the approval of the Expert Advisory Group for the National SUDI Prevention Service and Kahu Taurima, Te Aka Whai Ora 

the decision has been made to change the date for the annual Safe Sleep Day in Aotearoa.

Safe Sleep Day 2023 will continue on Friday 1st December 

The development of the first indigenous breastfeeding app Mama Aroha exemplifies Māori women at the forefront of developing whānau ora solutions to support Māori women to breastfeed.

Today is National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna. It is a time to raise awareness of the impact of SUDI on whānau in Aotearoa, and to advocate for best practice prevention activities.

The SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora tracks national trends in the known risk factors for, and incidence of SUDI.

On 30th & 31st May, the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service, the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service, Inspiring Ltd and Tala Pacifica came together to hold the National SUDI Prevention Conference 2022 at the Holiday Inn, in Rotorua.

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is the leading cause of preventable mortality in New Zealand infants. Māori and Pacific infants have consistently higher rates of SUDI compared to non-Māori and non-Pacific infants.

A “complete refresh” is needed to address the high number of Māori and Pacific infants dying from sudden unexplained death in infancy (SUDI), according to a new series of reports.

The Ministry of Health released three reports on Tuesday on the findings and recommendations of an analysis of 64 infant deaths between July 2019 and June 2020 that are likely SUDI cases.

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, Whānau Āwhina Plunket and the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service are reminding whānau to make every sleep a safe sleep for precious pēpi this winter.