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New figures show that over the past two decades there has been little improvement in tackling the tragedy of stillborn deaths, claiming the lives of six babies every day (stock image)

The death rate from stillbirth is higher than the national toll.

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New figures show that over the past two decades there has been little improvement in tackling the tragedy of stillborn deaths, claiming the lives of six babies every day.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government has agreed to, or has in principle accepted, all recommendations of the selected Senate committee on investigations and stillbirth investigations.

He said the government is investing $ 52.4 million in perinatal services and support.

"This helps to prevent, reduce and help more than 2,000 stillbirth families every year," Hunt said in a statement on Thursday.

A research center at the University of Queensland receives $ 3 million in funding for a project that aims to reduce the number of stillbirths by at least 20 percent after 28 weeks of pregnancy, saving the lives of 200 babies per year.

New figures show that over the past two decades there has been little improvement in tackling the tragedy of stillborn deaths, claiming the lives of six babies every day (stock image)

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New figures show that over the past two decades there has been little improvement in tackling the tragedy of stillborn deaths, claiming the lives of six babies every day (stock image)

The Senate has recommended adding stillbirth autopsies as a Medicare item that the government has submitted to its medical advisory committee.

Mr. Hunt says the government will implement any advice it receives.

& # 39; It is hugely important for affected families, but also when planning and understanding what we as a nation can do better to prevent further tragedies, & # 39; Hunt said to ABC radio last month.

A study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has demonstrated, in addition to six stillbirths, that two more babies die in the neonatal period – within the first 28 days of life.

There were 9.1 deaths per 1,000 births in 2015 and 2016.

The nation's stillbirth rate was 6.8 per 1,000 births in 2015 and 2016, with neonatal deaths at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 live births.

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Fadwa Al-Yaman of the institute says that these rates have remained relatively constant since 1997.

& # 39; While the number of deaths of … babies & # 39; s of native women decreased, the percentage was still higher compared to & & ns; 39 & ns of non-native women, & # 39; s said Dr. Al-Yaman.

Chris Bowen, Labor spokesperson, said the death rate from stillbirth is higher than the national toll.

& # 39; The truth is that nothing can be done to ease the pain for those families who have experienced the trauma and live with the grief of a stillbirth, & # 39; he said in a statement.

& # 39; We now need to take action and continue to work together to prevent stillbirth so that we can save the lives of babies. & # 39;

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