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March of Dimes Foundation. A Fighting Change For Every Baby

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Solving premature birth

Medicine safety and pregnancy

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Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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Nonprofit veteran Stacey D. Stewart is our new President.

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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PREMATURE BIRTH?

15 million babies are born prematurely each year around the world. 1 million will die

Average medical cost for a healthy baby: $4,389 for a premature baby: $54,194

We are funding the work of hundreds of the brightest scientists to find the causes and help end premature birth

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Top 5 tips to #ZAPzika

1

Use spray, keep mosquitoes away:
make sure it's EPA-registered.

2

Say you
will, embrace the chill:

use air conditioning and window screens if possible.

3

If it's wet, it's a threat:
remove still water.

4

Get protected, not infected:
wear clothes to prevent bites. Use a condom to prevent sexual transmission.

5

If you suspect, then connect:
call your health care provider if you are at risk of infection.

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