World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2020

Together for babies born too soon — Caring for the future

Join NEST360° in supporting World Prematurity Day!

This November 17, we invite you to join us and take a moment to reflect on the impact of preterm birth around the globe. World Prematurity Day calls our attention to the babies who were born too early and the health challenges they can face from day one. Premature birth and its complications are the main cause of newborn death in the world. Every year, nearly 1 million newborns die in sub-Saharan Africa, most from the consequences of being born too soon and a lack of equity in healthcare resources to provide needed interventions. This is still an urgent health crisis, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We must raise awareness and not lose momentum toward achieving global goals for newborns.


On World Prematurity Day, November 17, we ask you to speak up and take action for moms and babies everywhere.

How You Can Help

Here are 2 simple ways that you can show your support for equitable care

of babies born too soon around the world:

  1. Sharing on social media is a great and free way to spread awareness. Unsure where to start?

    • Download, post, & share our social media campaign images below

    • Participate in our Twitter polls (find us @nest360org) or #NEST360

    • Search #worldprematurityday on social media to join the conversation

    • Share a #newbornchampion from your community on social media

    • Attend the LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series featuring NEST360°! Join the webinar on November 17 at 3:30 p.m. (GMT)

  2. Show off your purple! Wear purple in honor of World Prematurity Day!

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NEST360° World Prematurity Day
Social Media Graphics

Please join our efforts to share and spread awareness on social media. We've developed campaign materials that are easy to use. 
To download an image click "download" and share on social media!


Use the hashtags #WorldPrematurityDay and #NEST360 and make sure to tag and follow us: @nest360org on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Where You Can Learn More

The global Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) launched in 2014, provides a roadmap of strategic actions for ending preventable newborn mortality and stillbirth and contributing to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. View the 2018 Progress Report here.


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