Presentation by Dr. Jim Litch, director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) Perinatal Interventions Program (PIP); evidence, learning and research lead for the USAID-funded Every Preemie-SCALE program; and clinical assistant professor, Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington, Seattle.
“Do No Harm” – Myth or Mandate?: Recent Experiences with Preterm Birth Interventions: Preterm birth, simply put, is the leading cause of under 5 mortality worldwide. It is also a syndrome that shares a common endpoint for a variety of triggers and complex physiologic processes. In this presentation, given originally as an interactive session, we will explore what we have learned from the implementation of interventions that are promoted to reduce the burden of preterm birth. We will touch on what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to know.