Today we celebrate World Prematurity Day. Prematurity matters because babies born too soon are so vulnerable to death or disability. If leaders are serious about reducing the number of newborns who die in their countries they will take prematurity very seriously. The solutions are now well known and relatively low technology. Why is progress so slow?
I am imagining if I was a community volunteer in a rural setting, what kind of person would I be? Would I be a farmer as well, herder, a tailor? But what’s exciting is that I would be more knowledgeable than many in my village.