World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateNovember 17, 2023
2024 DateNovember 17, 2024

World Prematurity Day

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World Prematurity Day is dedicated to raising awareness about preterm births and the impact they have on families and communities. The event aims to educate individuals about the challenges faced by premature infants and their families, promote preventative measures, and advocate for support and proper healthcare for those affected. By uniting various organizations and individuals on this day, a stronger and more coordinated effort can be made to address preterm birth worldwide.

In the United States, preterm birth rates are a significant concern, with approximately 1 in 10 babies born prematurely each year. World Prematurity Day, established in 2011, has helped raise awareness about this issue and encourage research into the causes and potential solutions. Research supported by organizations such as the March of Dimes has led to impactful advances in prenatal and neonatal care in the United States, such as diagnostic tools and new treatment methods for premature infants. These efforts also extend to addressing the racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth rates and access to quality care.

To observe World Prematurity Day in America, various events, campaigns, and activities take place throughout the country. Organizations such as the March of Dimes host fundraising events and educational initiatives to spread awareness and gather support for premature infants and their families. Hospitals, neonatal intensive care units, and community groups also participate by hosting activities and informational sessions for families and healthcare professionals. World Prematurity Day is observed annually on November 17th.

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World Prematurity Day facts

  • Around the world, 1 in 10 babies are born premature every year according to the World Health Organization.
  • According to the WHO, Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 worldwide.
  • Premature births can occur for a variety of reasons. They can be caused by multiple pregnancies, advanced maternal age, infections and conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or genetic influence. Some can occur spontaneously and for unknown reasons.

Top things to do in the US for World Prematurity Day

  • Raise awareness on social media by using the tags #PrematurityAwarenessMonth and #WorldPrematurityDay on your social media
  • Learn more about prematurity at World Prematurity Day Factsheet.
  • Purple is the official color of World Prematurity Day. Wear a purple ribbon pin as a sign of solidarity.
  • Find and support organizations that work towards improving the care and support for premature babies and their families. Consider volunteering at a local neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), donating to related charities, or organizing a fundraising campaign to help these organizations.

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