The surprising reason many babies die around the world—and what's being done about it

Born on Time, a partnership between the Canadian government, Johnson & Johnson, and NGOs, uses a comprehensive approach to reduce premature births, including educating women and men about the risk factors - like having babies close together and poor nutrition - providing free birth control, and encouraging women to deliver at hospitals. The program engages men with twice monthly meetings to teach them about their role in preventing pre-term births and they also run programs at schools that target early and forced marriages, normalize menstruation, and empower girls to have a voice in relationships.

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