A Survivor’s Journey: Embrace Life & Help the Children

Health, Life, Newborn & Infant Victories, Prematurity & Low Birth Weight Victories, Uncategorized

According to the World Health Organization, low birth weight occurs when a child is born weighing less than 5.5 pounds. This is having global impacts where nearly 20-million infants, or about 23.8 percent of all births, are born each year at a low birth weight. Pre-term birth is the world’s largest killer of babies, resulting in 1-million deaths each year worldwide. 95-percent of low birth weight babies are born in developing countries, yet 75-percent could have been saved with the use of high technology care — that many developing countries…