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22 Oct 2019 12:16
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Traditional Maori bassinets are saving babies' lives

    Traditional Maori bassinets are saving babies' lives


    After earlier attempts to lower deaths by stopping bed sharing were rejected, Wahakura and Pepi-pods were introduced in 2005 - and rates of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy have dropped 29 per cent.

    In the Australian Journal of Primary Health, researchers David Tipene-Leach and Sally Abel say the programme worked because it was designed by the target population.

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