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Curbing Preterm Birth Mortality Will Require Commitment To Prevention

Huffington Post: Preterm Birth: Forging the Path to Prevention
Eve Lackritz, deputy director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth

“New global estimates of child mortality show important gains have been made for nearly all causes of child death, except one in which progress has remained nearly stagnant: newborn mortality. … Today, we face the post-2015 challenge of preterm birth in the same way that we once faced the other leading causes of child mortality two decades ago, challenges with limited solutions and against great odds. Today we have come to forge the commitment, to advocate for the required resources, and to roll up our sleeves and start the arduous journey, taking the next step on the long path ahead for the prevention of preterm birth” (11/17).

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