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World Prematurity Day 2023 - November 17

November 20 , 2023 208 days 216 0
  • This day raises the global awareness of the challenges for women and babies associated with preterm birth, and celebrates the lives of preterm infants.
  • Preterm birth is a leading cause of death among children under five.
  • Around 15 million babies (one in ten) born prematurely worldwide every year.
  • Prematurity is the broad category of newborns born before 37 weeks of gestation.
  • This year theme is "Small actions, BIG IMPACT: Immediate skin-to-skin care for every baby everywhere".

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