News and Events : 2013 : November

World Prematurity Day

Upcoming Event – November 17, 2013 – World Prematurity Day

Raise awareness in your community for prematurity and the plight of preterm babies and families. Being the leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality, they are the largest child patient group in the world.

This year, World Prematurity Day falls on a Sunday. Show your support by adorning yourself with the colour purple and possibly see the white house in purple this year!

Did you know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the founder of the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is part of the World Prematurity Network which is focused on increasing awareness in prematurity and helps reduce the prevalence of preterm birth.

Please visit our Prematurity Trans-disciplinary Research Group website here