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Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth
Date:4/21/2009

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GAPPS
www.gapps.org
GAPPS, an initiative of Seattle Children's, works to eliminate prematurity and stillbirths globally. The one million annual deaths from prematurity contribute to more under-five deaths than AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis. In addition, a staggering three million stillbirths occur each year, yet this often-taboo topic is rarely addressed. In collaboration with diverse global partners in science, public health and policy, GAPPS is advancing research to understand causes; accelerating delivery of low-cost, effective interventions; and raising awareness about these neglected issues. GAPPS is also building a repository of data and specimens from pregnant women, such as blood and tissues, which will serve as a significant global resource in advancing medical and public health research.

March of Dimes
www.marchofdimes.com
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Capitalizing on our experience in research, health education, community-based programs and advocacy in the United States, the March of Dimes is working to improve the health of mothers and babies worldwide. The March of Dimes works with international partners to educate health care professionals about best practices in perinatal health and to raise public awareness about cost-effective interventions that can improve birth outcomes in countries around the globe. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.

PATH
www.path.org
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles
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