Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The March of Dimes commitment to Every Woman Every Child is a new global awareness and advocacy campaign to increase international attention to and funding for research and programs to reduce the tragic toll of death and disability caused by preterm birth. The March of Dimes and the World Health Organization estimate that 13 million babies are born prematurely each year, and one million of these children die before their first birthday. The centerpiece of our campaign is the first-ever annual World Prematurity Day to be held on 17 November 2011. Partners in this initiative are the European Foundation for the Care of Newborns and Infants, based in Germany and representing 18 countries across Europe; Little Big Souls, based in Nigeria; and the National Preemie Foundation of Australia. Additional participating organizations are being identified in Asia, the eastern Mediterranean, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America to be welcomed into the global network in 2013. Each organization will determine the specific recommendations that are appropriate for their own country. We have created an international community of interested parents, professionals, NGOs, hospitals, donor organizations, and others at World Prematurity Day.

Implementation methodologies

By establishing partnerships worldwide, create an international community of interested parents, professionals, NGOs, hospitals, donor organizations, and others.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

European Foundation for the Care of Newborns and Infants; Little Big Souls; the National Preemie Foundation of Australia.
Deliverables
2013
Additional participating organizations are being identified in Asia, the eastern Mediterranean, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America to be welcomed into the global network in 2013.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 5
Resources devoted to implementation
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
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Location: Global
Date of completion: 2013
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