PROTECT co-director and Core C leader Jose Cordero was recently quoted in a Fox News article about the alarmingly high rate of preterm birth in Puerto Rico. Said Dr. Cordero:
“Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and babies who survive face an increased risk of life-long health challenges, including cerebral palsy, breathing problems, intellectual disabilities and other problems,” explains Dr. José F. Cordero, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Puerto Rico and member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees. “We must do better for the future health of our children by continuing to work on prevention with proven strategies and new research to help more babies be born full-term.”
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