Globally, more newborns die each year from prematurity than from any other cause. Additionally, a staggering one million stillbirths happen just minutes or hours before birth every year—many of these losses are linked to maternal deaths.
The full magnitude and many causes of preterm birth and stillbirth remains unknown or untold. GAPPS collaborates with global partners in science, public health and policy to achieve these core goals: advance research to understand causes and consequences; accelerate delivery of cost-effective interventions; and raise awareness about these neglected issues.
This short video tells the story of GAPPS, an initiative of Seattle Children’s, that brings together leading scientists, leaders and families from around the world.