Mark World Prematurity Day on 17th November, with the theme ‘Born Too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place’ and help raise awareness about the issues of premature birth, newborn health and survival.
Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely – more than one in ten of all babies around the world. World Prematurity Day is a key moment to focus global attention on the leading cause of child deaths under age 5: complications from preterm birth, which account for nearly 1 million deaths each year (UNICEF). Without a major push to reduce these deaths, we will not reach the global goal endorsed by 193 countries to end all preventable newborn and child deaths by 2030.
Get involved! The Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) has compiled tips for activities, social media content and other promotion material to share your World Prematurity Day experience and plans. Access HNN World Prematurity Day materials