Teddy’s Wish funded The Gap Analysis Research Project in its entirety. Organised by The Lullaby Trust, the study identified key gaps in SIDS research and provided recommendations to inform future research priorities.
Significant numbers of infants around the world still die from SIDS each year and focused efforts are needed to achieve a breakthrough in how to prevent these sad deaths. The Lullaby Trust identified the need for researchers worldwide to work collaboratively to pool and debate what is currently known about SIDS, identifying what we still need to discover and provide recommendations on how best to reduce the number of SIDS cases. Ideas for research priorities were gathered via two online surveys and three workshops which took place in the UK, US and Australia.
Teddy’s Wish funded £14,000 for the project to take place
What did we find out?
- The paper, entitled Research Priorities in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: An International Consensus was written in collaboration with the International Society for the Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (SPID), Red Nose in Australia and the American SIDS institute.
- The project is the first of its kind to bring together both professionals and bereaved family members from 25 different countries to achieve consensus on the top ten SUDI research priorities.
- The full recommendations can be read here: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Target-SUDI-Together-July-2017.pdf