Every day six babies will die in their mother’s womb and be stillborn – a little-known and tragic health issue. A huge amount of investment is needed in vital research to understand why such large numbers of babies are dying; particularly those that are born at or close to term with no known cause of death.
Since 2009, Stillbirth Foundation supporters have funded more than $1,000,000 in research studies. Every year, we continue to dedicate ourselves to raising as much money as we can for the purposes of funding the very best research studies – as determined by the rigorous guidelines set by our Scientific Assessment Committee.
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia is pleased to be able to support much-needed research into the causes of stillbirth. The Stillbirth Foundation works with researchers who are committed to ensuring that the stillbirth rate starts to decline in Australia.
The Centre for Research Excellence in Stillbirth (The Stillbirth CRE) is a national collaboration addressing the neglected tragedy of stillbirth. Through a priority driven program, the Stillbirth CRE aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth and improve care for parents and families whose baby is stillborn.
Partnership with the Stillbirth Foundation Australia and other stillbirth advocacy and support organisations will ensure that parents are heard and the CRE program meets their needs. Active engagement with professional organisations and clinicians will ensure maximum benefit of CRE initiatives.
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. JBI works with more than 80 collaborating centres across the world. Together, they promote and support the synthesis, transfer and implementation of best evidence into healthcare practice, to help improve health outcomes globally.
Mercy Hospital for Women offers obstetric, gynaecology and neonatal services and has one of only four neonatal intensive care units in metropolitan Melbourne. The 58-bed unit is made up of neonatal intensive care and special care nurseries. The hospital provides both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, women’s health and associated health and support services and diagnostic services. It is a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.
Mater Research is a world class medical research institute based at South Brisbane specialising in cancer, maternity and obesity related research. Mater’s 200 researchers are based in clinical settings at the Mater Health Services and laboratories at the Translational Research Institute (TRI).