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Malawi: Giving the smallest babies the best chance at life

An infant breastfeeding.
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi.

September 2015 -- Malawi has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world. Nearly 1 in 5 babies are born before 37 weeks of gestation. Globally, complications of prematurity, such as difficulty in feeding, breathing and regulating body temperature, are the single largest cause of neonatal death. In order to survive, these babies need specialized care and equipment - resources most developing countries do not have.