The following pool of research seeks to inform readers about SUDI so that the community is best informed about its associated risk factors.

This research effectively informs our key messaging around SUDI, which is disseminated to a range of stakeholders including whānau, communities and health professionals.

Community resilience — what matters and what works

EeMun Chen, Principal Consultant, MartinJenkins Ben Craven, Senior Consultant, MartinJenkins Ruth Martin, Senior Advisor – Strategic Issues and Investment, Ministry of Social Development


The review was commissioned by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to provide an evidence base to support all-of-Government thinking aimed at strengthening community resilience, during periods of significant adversity.

Pregnant women’s perspectives about maternal immunization in Latin America

A.Fauzia Malika, María Belizan, Mariana Gutierrez, Alba Vilajeliu, Lauren N.Sanclemente


Maternal immunization rates and vaccine uptake in Latin America vary from country tocountry. This variability stems from factors related to pregnant women, vaccine recommendations fromhealthcare providers and the health system. The aim of this paper is to describe women’s knowledge andattitudes to maternal immunziation, and barriers to access and vaccination related decision-making pro-cesses in Latin American countries.

Insights into Inconsistent Infant Safe Sleep Practices among African American Caregivers

Malliga Jambulingam, Margaret Alston, Ariel Hunt, David Thomas, Yvonne Bronner


Although multiple interventions including education are valuable, culturally appropriate research is needed to better understand what specific intervention(s) would work best for adherence to the American Academic of Paediatrics (AAP) safe sleep recommendations by African American caregivers. Otherwise, this population will continue to disproportionately contribute to the SRID disparity.

When Maintaining Relationships and Social Connectivity Matter: The Case of New Zealand Midwives and COVID-19

Robbie Elizabeth Davis-Floyd & Kim I. Gutschow


In the rapidly changing landscape of the pandemic, news media provided a real time account of midwives’ and families’ challenges and experiences. This article provides background and discussion of these events and reports on a content analysis of media reporting the impact on the maternity system in New Zealand during the initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smoking cessation among disadvantaged young women during and after pregnancy: Exploring the role of social networks

Marloes E.DerksenaAnton E.KunstaLaxsiniMurugesuaMonique W.M.JaspersbMirjam P.Fransena


Smoking prevalence during and after pregnancy remains high among socioeconomically disadvantaged, European women. This research aims to gain insight into the role of social networks on smoking cessation among disadvantaged young women during and after pregnancy.


Scaling up care by midwives must now be a global priority

Mary JRenfrewaAddress MauakowaMalatab


Midwives  have  the  potential  to  save  lives  of  women  and  children  at  a  scale  unmatched  by  other  health  interventions.

Infant mortality inequities for Māori in New Zealand: a tale of three policies

Christopher Rutter & Simon Walker


The history of infant mortality inequities among Māori in New Zealand provides a remarkable case study for understanding the shortcomings of policy which fails to consider the differential risks associated with disadvantaged groups. Specifically, the failure of the initial 1991 reform in addressing Māori infant health, followed by the relative success of post-1994 policy, demonstrate that disadvantaged populations carry differential social risks which require adjusting policy accordingly.