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.
World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally.
The day was initiated by European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) and partnering European parent organisations in 2008. The international co-founders LittleBigSouls (Africa), March of Dimes (USA) and National Premmie Foundation (Australia) joined the celebrations and made World Prematurity Day an intercontinental movement. Meanwhile, countless individuals and organisations from more than 100 countries join forces with activities, special events and commit to action to help address preterm birth and improve the situation of preterm babies and their families.
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 foundation, works tirelessly to support the littlest of lives and their families in times of need. Held at the office of Ernst and Young in Melbourne.