“The 2012 Born Too Soon report ignited a movement to accelerate action on preterm birth, and maternal and newborn health more broadly, in the transition to the Sustainable Development Goals. A decade on, more than 70 organizations have come together to develop an updated Born Too Soon report. We asked what has changed in the last decade, and what has not? How can we pivot to move faster in the next decade?
This executive summary and the full report have been developed by more than 140 individuals from 46 countries, spanning national governments, civil society, including parents’ groups, health-care professional associations, young people, academic and research organizations, multilateral organizations, donors and foundations, and the private sector. Parents and families have shared their deeply personal experiences of preterm birth; a moving reminder that behind every statistic is a story of a family and a community deeply impacted, often for a lifetime.
This report is a testament to the power of partnership. Together, we are united in our call for a healthier and more equitable future for millions of babies, women and families.”