Rates of early birth in Canberra have fallen dramatically and it’s been credited to a pioneering Alliance program to prevent preterm birth and its far-reaching impacts.
Stories of preterm birth are stories of joy and heartbreak, faith and love. Moving and uplifting. They have the power to inspire.
Alliance Chair Prof John Newnham AM has been named the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.
Important information for all pregnant women and families about the impact of COVID-19 on their health and that of their babies.
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 pretrerm birth in each state and territory.
Watch the Alliance's ACT Lead, Assoc Prof Boon Lim explain the reduction in the rates of early birth in the ACT.
The 2020 edition of The Whole Nine Months - a very important resource for all maternity care providers, health professionals and pregnant women - is out now.