Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Health Committee to meet with Irish Premature Babies Organisation and Comhairle na nÓg

Representatives from the Irish Premature Babies Organisation will attend the meeting of the Committee on Health and Children tomorrow, Thursday 22nd November, 2012 to mark
World Prematurity Day

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said: “Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and now the number two cause of child mortality globally. To mark World Prematurity Day, we will meet with representatives from the Irish Premature Babies Organisation to discuss the international campaign to raise awareness of the 15 million babies who are born too soon each year and consider what measures are necessary to improve the health of mothers and premature babies here and abroad.”

The meeting takes place tomorrow, Thursday, 22nd November, 2012 at 9.30am in Committee Room 2, LH 2000.

Following its meeting with the Irish Premature Babies Organisation, the Committee will discuss youth issues with Comhairle na nÓg.

“Comhairle na nÓg are local youth councils which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies. Given the on-going developments in the area of children and young people, it is an opportune time to meet with Comhairle na nÓg to discuss matters regarding children and youth issues.”

Committee proceedings can be followed live at: http://bit.ly/24YmPI

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