Preterm Birth Continuum of Care Matrix

Presenter: James Litch, Every Preemie-SCALE / GAPPS

Opportunities to impact preterm mortality and morbidity span the human life cycle, as well as the range of prevention and care practices from household to hospital. The matrix provides an organized framework for the multitude of evidence-based interventions along the pathway to prevention and care for non-pregnant and pregnant women, and mothers and preterm/LBW newborns and children. It can be used to dialogue and coordinate diverse stakeholders at the country and global levels; identify gaps on prevention and care programs; and guide prioritization and integration within RMNH services in response to very high mortality and morbidity resulting from preterm birth.