World Prematurity Day
World Prematurity Day recognizes that premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time, and may face long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision. World Prematurity Day in November raises awareness of this serious health crisis. Throughout the month, attention is drawn to the lifesaving research, treatments and community support made possible when we work together to give every baby a fighting chance.
World Prematurity Day on November 17 reminds you to take action to support the global movement. Many organizations in the U.S. and worldwide conduct advocacy, education and awareness events in their communities on World Prematurity Day. Social media is another way to get involved. You can change your profile pictures to a World Prematurity Day one on Facebook and Twitter to help raise awareness, and sign up to automatically post a message of support and awareness to your social media community on November 17. Be sure to post photos to social media with #givethemtomorrow and #worldprematurityday.
Inspire others to raise awareness by wearing purple.
The awareness color for Premature Birth is Purple.