Premature birth is a complex issue with lifelong impact on babies & families. Borne’s mission is to end premature birth and improve outcomes – we will find answers by funding new scientific talent in this pressing area of need to ensure no baby is born too soon.
Premature birth is a global and UK crisis, being the top cause of child mortality. It affects children worldwide, leading to chronic illness, disabilities & educational struggles. With 60,000 premature births annually, it costs the NHS £3.4bn per year. However, this crucial issue remains underfunded & neglected, with minimal funding compared to maternity care. Despite NHS goals to reduce mortality rates by 50% by 2025, preterm birth rates in the UK haven't improved.
Borne is dedicated to funding and supporting the next generation of leaders in the field of preventing premature birth. We want to strengthen the early-stage research base by nurturing and accelerating the career development of talented researchers, enabling them to make groundbreaking discoveries. We empower emerging scientists by supporting their transformational research ideas, to improve understanding & ultimately to reduce premature birth.