Media Advisory Launch: Born Too Soon -The Global Action Report for Preterm Birth
On-The-Record Press Teleconference
Wednesday May 2, 2PM EST
1-800-311-9404 (U.S.) PIN Code: 690633
Hosted by the United Nations Foundation. Contact: Lori Adelman 212-697-3315 (office), 609-287-4521 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK, NY – Please join us for a telephone briefing about important new evidence published today about the rising toll of premature birth. Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth features the first-ever estimates of preterm birth rates by country, showing that preterm birth is now the leading cause of newborn death globally, and the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five, after pneumonia.
Born Too Soon is authored by a broad group of 45 international inter-disciplinary experts from 11 countries, with the support of almost 50 national and international organizations. The report is led by the March of Dimes, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Save the Children and the World Health Organization.
Born Too Soon champions proven interventions before and during pregnancy and caring for the preterm baby, while calling for more research into the causes of preterm birth. The report also contains more than 30 commitments to address prevention and care of preterm birth in support of the unprecedented Every Woman Every Child global movement, spearheaded by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
When: Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EST
--Christopher Howson, PhD, VP, Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation
--Elizabeth Mason, PhD, Director of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organization
--Hannah Blencowe, Researcher, Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
--Lauren and Adam Pallone, Parents with pre-term birth experience
--Moderator: Anita Sharma, Director, Millennium Development Goals Initiatives, UN Foundation
To join the media teleconference, dial 1-800-311-9404 (U.S.), 1-334-323-7224 (international callers).
Passcode: 690633. An audio recording of the discussion and photos will be available upon request.
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