Today we celebrate World Prematurity Day. Prematurity matters because babies born too soon are so vulnerable to death or disability. If leaders are serious about reducing the number of newborns who die in their countries they will take prematurity very seriously. The solutions are now well known and relatively low technology. Why is progress so slow?
To mark World Prematurity Day on 17 November 2014 MamaYe have produced this Factsheet on Preterm Birth in Sierra Leone. It summarise the latest evidence on prematurity and the interventions most needed to prevent it and care for preterm babies.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Sierra Leone? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Sierra Leonean women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.