Our Goal

Our goal is to reduce the number of stillbirths that occur after 28 weeks’ gestation, and to improve the quality of care received by families whose baby is stillborn.

Health Economics

The Stillbirth CRE has grown from the work of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), and we maintain a strong partnership with this bi-national society. We wish to acknowledge PSANZ for its achievements in improving maternity care through policy development and education through the PSANZ Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Alliance (SANDA). These achievements played a major role in the development of the Stillbirth CRE.

The CRE research program is based on The Lancet 2016 Ending Preventable Stillbirths series Call To Action, and the specific priorities for reducing stillbirth identified for Australia.

As many conditions leading to stillbirth also affect the health of mothers and newborns more generally, our research program also incorporates health interventions relevant to the prevention of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.