Red Nose welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of $7.2 million in funding for medical research and education programs, to address the alarming rate of stillbirth in this country.
It is a national tragedy that 6 babies die every day from stillbirth in Australia. That is one baby every four hours.
We also call on the federal government to provide funding for immediate support for the families affected by stillbirth tragedy.
Red Nose, the Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth, and all the stillbirth advocacy groups around Australia are working together on a stillbirth National Action Plan, to encourage research, support and education to drive down rates of stillbirth.
As one of the largest non-government funders of stillbirth research and support services in Australia, Red Nose looks forward to working together with Government and other stillbirth organisations to end preventable stillbirth. Let’s get to zero.
Read Red Nose’s submission to the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education here.
Watch the Red Nose Research Series, held on 3 December 2018, to hear the latest outcomes from Red Nose Stillbirth Research Grant Recipients.