Life and Death: Born Too Soon

The first 24 hours are the most crucial in their survival for the 15 million premature babies born every year. And the stark truth is that survival depends on where in the world a baby is born.

Professor Joy Lawn is in the studio with Claudia and Suhail Haleem reports from Goa, where simple measures are producing dramatic results. And, we hear from professor Neil Marlow about the study which has followed babies born at less than 26 weeks for 19 years, to find out the long term effects on the lives of very premature babies.

(Photo: A baby holds an adult's finger, Credit: Simon Fraser/Science Photo Library)

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Sun 6 Jul 2014 04:32 GMT

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Professor Mimi Silveira, head of paediatrics, Goa Medical College, with an infant having ultraviolet light therapy to treat jaundice

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