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Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely. Complications of preterm birth are responsible for over a third of the world’s annual 3.1 million neonatal deaths and can have serious long-term consequences for those who survive1 .

Some description Preterm birth occurs for a wide variety of reasons. Multiple pregnancies are the biggest risk factor2, while other common causes include infections and chronic diseases such as diabetes3. Preeclampsia, a condition characterised by high blood pressure, affects at least 5% of all pregnancies and is estimated to be responsible for 20% of all preterm births4.

Ferring has been helping mums and babies for over 50 years by developing medicines that address their needs.

Today, our scientists are working hard to better understand the causes of preterm birth and to translate their research into solutions that benefit mums and babies. Our teams around the world are also working to raise awareness of what can be done to prevent preterm birth.

On World Prematurity Day, we hear from four Ferring employees committed to ending preterm birth and find out what motivates them to give babies the best possible start in life.

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