NATIONAL EXPANSION OF INITIATIVE TO REDUCE STILLBIRTH RATES

National expansion of the Safer Baby Bundle

The Safer Baby Bundle – an initiative to reduce Australia’s unacceptably high rate of stillbirth– will be expanded nationally following receipt of a $3 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund.

The Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence has been successful in securing the grant.

The Safer Baby Bundle had already received partnership funding via the National Health & Medical Research Council to enable implementation across NSW, Victoria and Queensland. This funding is going to the development of new eLearning resources, designing new face to face training workshops, and rolling out a national public awareness campaign.

Today’s additional grant of $3 million means the program can be expanded to reach all jurisdictions and achieve full national impact.

To read more on the announcement, click here. To read the media release from Minister Hunt's office, please click here.