World Prematurity Day 2018

World Prematurity Day 2019

Every year on 17 November, World Prematurity Day aims to raise awareness of premature birth and its often devastating impact on babies and families.  

A big thank you to our amazing supporters and ambassadors who raised over £3,500 on this occasion and helped raised awareness of our research.

Borne Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Mark Johnson

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LATEST Will Greenwood for WPD 2018

Will Greenwood MBE, Borne Patron

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Caro Greenwood, Borne Patron

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Erin O'Connor for WPD 2018

Erin O’Connor, Model and Borne Ambassador

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Zarine and Zubeen for WPD 2018

Zubeen and Zarine, Borne research participants

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Dean Mumm for WPD 2018

Dean Mumm, Borne Ambassador

Amelie Barrett for WPD 2018
Al Petrie for WPD 2018

Alistair Petrie, Actor and Borne Ambassador

Nishul Shah for WPD 2018

Nishul and Chandrika, Borne research participants

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Shanyan Koder, Borne Ambassador

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Francesco Molinari, Borne Ambassador

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Why do we need to prevent premature birth?

An overlooked issue

Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon. Over 1 million die. Those who survive are often faced with debilitating disabilities throughout their lives. Yet we do not know why premature birth happens, and how to prevent it. 

What we do

Borne brings scientists and doctors together to advance our understanding of pregnancy and to identify strategies to prevent preterm labour. The maternal immune system during pregnancy is central to our investigation. 

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