The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity reviews all cases of maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity, and provides strategic advice on avoiding preventable deaths to the Minister for Health and the department.
Immunisation is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent illness. Babies have little natural protection against illness and are more likely to catch a disease if not immunised. Having your child immunised helps to stop the spread of infection and protect other children.
When a baby is born all parents receive an important book to record their child’s health information. This record is called the My Health, Learning and Development Record and is commonly known as the green book.