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World Prematurity Day

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Power research to save little lives

Action Medical Research is the leading UK charity funding vital research for some of the toughest fights our children face.

Around 55,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. Globally it’s the biggest killer of children under five.

We're fighting for research this World Prematurity Day because we know that research can STOP the devastation caused by premature birth.

Will you stand with us?


Born prematurely at only 25 weeks, Elijah sadly lost his fight for life at just 37 days old.

He led a very traumatic little life. He died sleeping on my chest in the small hours - that's when I joined the fight to stop premature birth.

Jenny, Elijah's mum