Global Coalition to Advance Preterm birth Research (GCAPR)


The GCAPR founders envision a world where the global burden of preterm birth will be reduced and maternal and newborn health will be improved through expanded scientific knowledge, communications and collaborations.

The mission of GCAPR is to identify and advance priority research through expanded networks, communications, and collaborations among organizations to fund the research needed to reduce preterm birth.

To achieve this mission GCAPR will:

Founding members

GCAPR was established by four organizations dedicated to research into reducing the global burden of preterm birth. These organizations include some key leaders of research funding:

The full GCAPR website is at


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