Approximately 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely in Australia. Sadly, preterm birth is the single greatest cause of death and disability in children up to five years of age in the developed world.
Sadly, preterm birth is also the single greatest cause of death and disability in children up to five years of age in the developed world. With preterm birth comes a lifetime of increased risk of chronic disease, behavioural, learning, and psychological problems, and long-term neurological disability.
At HMRI our goal is to understand and prevent preterm birth, enabling children to live and reach their full potential.
Join us for our final community seminar for 2021, and learn more about the research being conducted here in the Hunter to understand and solve the mysteries of preterm birth, as well as the discoveries that have been made on the pathway to prevention.
Distinguished Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Craig Pennell, and Dr Jonathan Paul provide an insight into the research being done at HMRI into preterm birth. Hosted by BorneHMRI preterm birth awareness ambassador Sarah Mumm