Committee on Preterm Birth

The Committee on Preterm Birth is a diverse and experienced group with global representation and extensive clinical and research experience to tackle the solutions to the adverse consequences of preterm birth.

This committee aims to define, research and disseminate knowledge in this area and facilitate solutions to tackle this challenging problem. It will help bring focus to this relatively unnoticed entity that has arguably some of the worst economic, social and clinical outcomes in obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Committee Objectives

  • Identify key areas that can be fast tracked for immediate impact in improving outcomes related to preterm birth.
  • Highlight common ground between committees that can reduce preterm birth.
  • Disseminate accessible resources to implement efficient change to reduce the adverse consequences of preterm birth.
  • Define research needs that will tackle the global impact of preterm delivery and facilitate early career researchers to engage with these challenges.
  • Act as advocates for women and bring attention to research needs while facilitating early career researchers in this area.

Committee Members


Dr Catalina María Valencia González - Colombia


Professor Andrew Shennan - Past-Chair - United Kingdom

Dr Sherri Ann Suplido - Philipines

Professor Dilly Anumba - United Kingdom

Dr Madhuri Patel - India

Professor Priya Soma-Pillay - South Africa

Dr Wondimu Gudu - Ethiopia

Dr Leticia Ojeda - Argentina

Dr Nancy Sierra Lozada - Mexico

WATOG representative

Dr Rodrigo Rigoni - Paraguay

Associate Members

Professor Ana Daneva - North Macedonia

Dr Sikolia Wanyonyi - Kenya

Dr Haim Abenhaim - Canada

Get in touch with the committee
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