Care of the preterm and low-birth-weight newborn World Prematurity Day - "Let them thrive"


Premature birth is a very serious health problem. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm and more than a million die as a result. Babies who survive often have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and intellectual disabilities. WHO produces guidelines, tools and evidence-based recommendations to help prevent and care for preterm babies.More on World Prematurity Day and WHO's work on preterm birth