PTBi-CA is taking a cell-to-society approach that unites communities, researchers, clinicians, and public health experts through place-based research partnerships. These transdisciplinary teams are working to address the health disparities that contribute to prematurity.
PTBi-EA is working to reduce the number of preterm births and save the lives of preterm infants and their mothers, by improving the quality of facility care in select regions of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Prematurity matters. It’s a life-threatening epidemic.
Each year across the world, one million preterm babies die within the first 28 days of life. Of the 14 million more preterm babies who survive, many are faced with a lifetime of serious health complications.
The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is a multi-year research effort working to reduce the burden of prematurity in California and East Africa. PTBi engages in holistic, place-based research and respectful care across the reproductive life course.