Health Days 2019

World Prematurity Day


World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families, and to work with partners all over the world to prevent it. The world prematurity day was first celebrated in 2011. 

  • Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm.
  • One in 10 babies worldwide born prematurely.
  • Premature babies are more likely to have more health problems than babies born on time, and may face long-term health problems affecting the brain, lungs, hearing or vision.
  • Premature babies need special care in hospital, with a specialized unit for premature babies.

  • Raising awareness about premature birth and premature babies.
  • Raising awareness about following-up pregnancy to avoid premature birth.
  • Marinating ideal weight during pregnancy.
  • Educating pregnant women about keeping their blood glucose and blood pressure levels in control. 

Official Date:
Globally: November 17th, 2019.
Locally: Rabīʿ al-Awwal 20th, 1441H. 

Target Groups:
  • Pregnant women.
  • The public.
  • Workers in the health field. 

Theme of the World Prematurity Day:

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Last Update : 16 October 2019 11:17 AM
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