Health Days 2020
World Prematurity Day
​Introduction:
Premature birth is a very serious health problem and a leading cause of death among children younger than five years worldwide. Premature babies may have more health problems than babies born on time, and may experience long-term health problems that affect the brain, lungs, hearing or vision. The World Prematurity Day is annually observed on November 17th to raise awareness about this serious health crisis.

Facts:
  • Every year, an estimated 15 million infants are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is increasing.
  • Across 184 countries, the rate of preterm birth ranges from 5% to 18% of babies born.
  • Premature babies need special care at a unit specialized in premature babies in the hospital.

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

Official Date:
  • Globally: November 17th, 2020.
  • Locally: Rabi Al-Akhir 2nd, 1441H.
Theme:
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(Together for Babies Born Too Soon – Caring for the Future)




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