Because even Niagra falls supports world prematurity day.
What if one day millions of people around the world joined together to show how much they care about protecting the health of babies? That’s the idea behind World Prematurity Day. On November 17, join us in creating a surge of awareness around the critical problem of premature birth.
Funding is needed to improve care in countries around the world — from low-cost steroid shots to promote lung development, to wider adoption of “kangaroo mother care” (the profoundly beneficial practice of skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn child). And research is needed to identify the causes of premature birth, and develop treatments and preventions.
Show your support by sporting purple, hugging a preemie (even into adulthood, a preemie is still a preemie), or helping to enrich the lives of those affected every day from the consequences of extreme birth trauma.