FOCUS ON PREMATURITY
Prematurity remains a public health problem
A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that each year, about 15 million babies in the world are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), more than 1 in 10 babies (1). Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, responsible for nearly 1 million deaths in 2013, and for many others, remain the legacy of physical, neurological or learning problems (1).
More than 60% of preterm births occur in Africa and South Asia,...