World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year. One in ten babies are born too early – more than 27,000 each year in Australia alone.
Giving birth to a child is one of the paramount, most positive experiences in life. Having a baby born too soon can be a significant trauma for families worldwide. Raising awareness of preterm birth is the first step to defeating it. Turosi Giving went along to support those in need and raise awareness in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Kandida Robertson Production Coordinator Turosi Brisbane with Melissa Melville, Nurse Unit Manager NoeRESQ and Lucy Cooke, Medical Director, NeoRESQ both from the Department of Neonatology, Women’s, and Newborn Services. Both who successfully retrieved Kandida’s little baby girl Evelyn born early herself.
Kandida Robertson Production Coordinator Turosi, James Cann Human Resources Coordinator, Eagle Farm with Simone Garske – CEO of Royal Brisbane Women’s Foundation
Adriana Gomberg – National Partnerships Manager Life’s little treasures
15 MILLION babies
Are born premature each year. Premature birth is the number one cause of death among children under the age of five.
1 MILLION children
Die each year due to complications of preterm birth.