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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 pretrerm 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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