26 JAN 2012

Local MP supports charity as it calls for urgent action to prevent babies' deaths

Dr Dan with Neal Long, Chief Executive of Sands and Health Minister Anne Milton

Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich attended a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on Thursday 19th January, organised by Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (Sands), as they launched their new report, Preventing Babies' Deaths: what needs to be done.

6,500 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every year in the UK. The charity's report proposes that 1,200 babies' lives could be saved every year through a combination of more research, better care and greater awareness of the risks of stillbirth and newborn baby death.

Last year, Dr Poulter visited Downing Street as part of a campaign led by the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity to hand in a petition calling on the Government to fund more research into the causes of stillbirths and to discover how improved screening for pregnant women could help to reduce the number of stillbirths in the UK.

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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (21 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on facilitating health professionals in England to travel to low and middle income countries to provide healthcare education and training; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Mental Health Services (21 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to improve mental health provision in low and middle income countries.