struggling to survive


In newborn intensive care units across the country, babies born too soon and too small are fighting to stay alive. Meet Dr. Jalie-Marti, who’s on the front lines every day. Then his own son was born 14 weeks before he was supposed to.

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    the global toll
of premature birth


Nearly 13 million babies worldwide are born prematurely each year, and more then one million die. Read the report

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