Premature Births in the Spotlight in Nigeria

According to latest figures from the World Health Organisation Nigeria is number three on the top ten countries with the highest number of preterm births with 773,600.



Preterm infants are babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy. (file photo).

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    New Era, 20 November 2017

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