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Reproductive Health

, 9:28

First Online: 13 November 2012Received: 09 November 2012Accepted: 09 November 2012DOI: 10.1186-1742-4755-9-28

Cite this article as: Kinney, M.V., Lawn, J.E., Howson, C.P. et al. Reprod Health 2012 9: 28. doi:10.1186-1742-4755-9-28


Each year, more than 1 in 10 of the world’s babies are born preterm, resulting in 15 million babies born too soon. World Prematurity Day, November 17, is a global effort to raise awareness about prematurity. This past year, there has been increased awareness of the problem, through new data and evidence, global partnership and country champions. Actions to improve care would save hundreds of thousands of babies born too soon from death and disability. Accelerated prevention requires urgent research breakthroughs.

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Author: Mary V Kinney - Joy E Lawn - Christopher P Howson - José Belizan

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