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Preterm birth is the largest cause of death and disability in children under 5  in developed countries.

WA program changing the way we treat premature births

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WA doctors are being credited with one of the world’s biggest advances in the care of pregnant women and their babies.

A program which started at King Edward Memorial Hospital in 2014 has reduced WA’s rate of premature births 8 per cent in just one year, saving 200 babies from death or serious complications.

Doctors predict it could cut premature births by one-third and have major implications globally.

In WA alone, more than 2900 babies a year are born too early.

Read the story in The West here.