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Global relay chat on preterm birth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

kangaroo-care-11Join the March of Dimes on Twitter Thursday, May 3rd at 1 pm EDT in a #borntoosoon global relay twitterchat.  We will be discussing the “Born Too Soon: Global Report on Preterm Birth,” which will be released on May 2, and interventions such as kangaroo care and steroid injections. During the chat, tell your story to make sure family voices are heard along with the experts. 

The global relay will begin on Twitter at 9am EDT and continue until 4pm EDT.  Follow #borntoosoon on May 3rd at 1pm EDT for the March of Dimes-hosted hour.  We will be tweeting from @marchofdimes and @nacersano.  

The global relay chat is led by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), Save the Children, the United Nations Foundation (UNF), March of Dimes, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and the Healthy Newborn Network (HNN).  This chat will bring together experts, professionals, advocates and parents in a conversation around preterm birth. 

Releasing on May 2, the “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth” features the first-ever estimates of preterm birth rates by country. The #borntoosoon global relay twitterchat will discuss the latest numbers, commitments and way forward.   Help to raise awareness about preterm birth in the United States and around the world.  Join us and follow #borntoosoon to learn more.