Journal article

Stillbirth in Australia 1: The road to now: Two decades of stillbirth research and advocacy in Australia

Vicki J Flenady, Philippa Middleton, Euan M Wallace, Jonathan Morris, Adrienne Gordon, Frances M Boyle, Caroline SE Homer, Sarah Henry, Leigh Brezler, Aleena M Wojcieszek, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Michael Coory, Emily Callander, Sailesh Kumar, Vicki Clifton, Susannah H Leisher, Hannah Blencowe, Madeline Forbes, Jessica Sexton, David A Ellwood

Women and Birth | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Stillbirth is a major public health problem with an enormous mortality burden and psychosocial impact on parents, families and the wider community both globally and in Australia. In 2015, Australia's late gestation stillbirth rate was over 30% higher than that of the best-performing countries globally, highlighting the urgent need for action. We present an overview of the foundations which led to the establishment of Australia's NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE) in 2017 and highlight key activities in the following areas: Opportunities to expand and improve collaborations between research teams; Supporting the conduct and development of innovative, high quali..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence


Awarded by Primary Health Care Development Program: The Stillbirth Education and Awareness


Funding Acknowledgements

This initiative falls within the work program of the Stillbirth CRE which is funded by an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence grant APP1116640 and MRFF Accelerated Research Grant and Primary Health Care Development Program: The Stillbirth Education and Awareness (GO2536). We gratefully thank the Mater Foundation for their contribution.