World prematurity day is observed on the 17th of November every year, it has been approved since 2011. This day was created by the European parent organisation. One in ten babies is born premature worldwide. For preterm born babies who survive, the additional burden of prematurity-related disability may affect families and health systems.
Objectives of World Prematurity Day
Raising awareness among the public, healthcare professionals, politicians, parent groups and organisations conduct media campaigns, event and other activities internationally.