World Prematurity Day 2018

World Prematurity Day 2018

Help us stop babies from being born too soon.

Help us stop babies from being born too soon.

Help us stop babies from being born too soon.

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

At Borne, we believe that a child’s first day on earth should not be its hardest or its last. Through our pioneering research, we aim to make this vision a reality. 

Help small lives. Invest in life-saving research.

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Will Greenwood MBE, Borne Patron
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Caro Greenwood, Borne Patron
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Erin O'Connor, Model and Borne Ambassador
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Zubeen and Zarine, Borne research participants
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Nishul and Chandrika, Borne research participants
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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.