02 May 2012

New Global Report: 15 Million Babies Born Too Soon, Over 1 Million Die Each Year

Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth. The report shows the extent to which preterm birth is on the rise in most countries, and is now the second leading cause of death globally for children under five, after pneumonia. Read the full report and view related materials including a full list of commitments around preterm birth in support of Every Woman Every Child.