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Better Counting Preterm Babies: New Review Examines What Works, and What’s Next

Why the early identification of preterm babies is important

Each year, 15 million babies are estimated to be born preterm (before 37 completed weeks gestation), with the vast majority born in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).2 Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of under-5 child mortality globally3—accounting for 1 million neonatal deaths each year.

Source: Healthy Newborn Network

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