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Helping Premature Babies Survive

Approximately one million premature babies die each year from complications at birth. New research offers hope for the treatment of at-risk mothers, but interventions in at least four other areas are necessary to help save more newborn lives.

ABUJA – Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death globally for children under five. Of the 15 million babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy every year, approximately one million will die. But new research conducted at secondary and tertiary health facilities in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Pakistan offers hope for increased survival rates.