What is World Prematurity Day
World Prematurity Day is held on November 17th every year. It was initiated in 2008 by the EFCNI (European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants) in partnership with European associations of parents of premature babies. This day is one of the most important of the year to raise awareness among the general public about the challenges to be met in improving the care of premature babies.
The sock garland, in which a small purple pair is framed by nine other full-size pairs, has become its symbol: 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely, worldwide.
Chiesi's commitment to neonatology
Every year, 15 million premature babies are born worldwide, including nearly 60,000 in France. Faced with this challenge, Chiesi has been committed for 28 years to improving their care, including more than 5.3 million premature babies treated worldwide.
In its desire to advance neonatal research, Chiesi invests in the research and development of drugs that meet unmet medical needs.
It is because Chiesi understood the plight of families that the laboratory supports parents of premature babies through the SOS Préma association.
By celebrating World Prematurity Day, Chiesi wishes to testify to its strong commitment in neonatology, which is an integral part of its history, in order to continue to provide solutions for the care of premature babies.