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
Will Greenwood MBE, Borne Patron
Caro Greenwood, Borne Patron
Erin O'Connor, Model and Borne Ambassador
Zubeen and Zarine, Borne research participants
Dean Mumm, Borne Ambassador
Alistair Petrie, Actor and Borne Ambassador
Nishul and Chandrika, Borne research participants
Shanyan Koder, Borne Ambassador
Francesco Molinari, Borne Ambassador
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Why do we need to prevent premature birth?
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.
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.