World Prematurity Day

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World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2017

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of November, repeating until November 17, 2026

Premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time, and may face long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision. World Prematurity Day on November 17 raises awareness of this serious health crisis. Throughout the month we draw attention to the lifesaving research, treatments and community support made possible when we work together to give every baby a fighting chance. Be sure to post photos to social media with #givethemtomorrow and #worldprematurityday


November 17, 2017


March of Dimes