What We Do

Premature birth is the No. 1 cause of infant death and disability worldwide. Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon. 1 million will die.

Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5. For those lucky enough to survive, it causes more years of disability than stroke, heart disease or any other chronic condition. This is because the disability of prematurity is present throughout a person’s life, it begins at the beginning and ends only at the end.

At Borne, we are working to understand the causes of preterm birth so we can find ways to stop it.