• Australia's huge cost of preterm birth unveiled

    A new Alliance study has shown that the annual cost of preterm birth to the Australian Government is approximately $1.4 billion.

    Read more here.
    Australia's huge cost of preterm birth unveiled
  • The real face of our work to prevent preterm birth

    Stories of preterm birth are stories of joy and heartbreak, faith and love. Moving and uplifting. They have the power to inspire.

    Hear from our preterm mothers
    The real face of our work to prevent preterm birth
  • Alliance secures $13.7M in Federal funding

    The Alliance has welcomed the announcement of $13.7 million in Federal Government funding to bolster its ongoing efforts to lower the rate of preterm birth across Australia.

    Read the story here.
    Alliance secures $13.7M in Federal funding
  • Alliance informs latest Atlas Report

    The latest Atlas of Healthcare Variation has identified key areas for healthcare improvement across six clinical topics including early planned births.

    Watch Prof Newnham's Atlas presentation
    Alliance informs latest Atlas Report
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Who we are:
The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance

In June 2018, the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance (APBPA) was established with a singular goal, to safely lower the rate of preterm birth across Australia.

The Alliance is playing a central role in identifying, implementing and evaluating prevention strategies to reduce rates of preterm birth in each state and territory.

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Did you know?

Babies
26,000
Babies
More than 26,000 Australian babies are born preterm each year.
Rate
2x
Rate
The rate of preterm birth for Aboriginal mothers is almost double that of non-Aboriginal mothers.
Weeks
20-37
Weeks
Preterm birth defined as birth before 37 and after 20 completed weeks of pregnancy.
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