Project Lead(s): Jean-Charles Pasquier
Every year, more than one million of an estimated 15 million babies born preterm die from preterm-related complications, and many that do survive face life-long disabilities or health complications. A pessary (silicone ring) placed around the cervix (during the second part of the pregnancy) in high-risk mothers may help prevent prematurity. This project’s goal is to adapt to resource-low countries, validate and then disseminate this technique.
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