20 April 2012
Plunket says National Immunisation Week, which kicks off on Monday, is a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance of immunisation to communities throughout New Zealand. Plunket clinical advisor Alison Hussey says immunisation is a vitally important tool to protect New Zealand families and communities. “The World Health Organization ranks immunisation among the most cost-effective public health measures ever developed.
12 April 2012
Plunket recommends six months paid parental leave to give every child born in New Zealand the best start in life. We firmly believe Sue Moroney’s Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill deserves the opportunity to be debated through the parliamentary legislative process. The first three years and especially the very early months of a child’s life are the most important to set the platform for a child’s long term health and development.
5 April 2012
Little Kayden Williams from Wainuiomata became New Zealand’s 105,000th five month old to receive a free bath mat – a reminder for his parents about the importance of water safety – today. Water Safety New Zealand and Plunket have – since March 2010 – been gifting bath mats and talking water safety with parents at Plunket’s Well Child five-month checks - in a bid to combat New Zealand’s shocking under five drowning rates. Water Safety New Zealand chief executive Matt Claridge says the aim of the campaign is for the distribution of the bath or shower mats to begin the water safety conversation with parents early.