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World NEC Awareness Day on May 17 2020

Join the NEC UK Team as we recognize NEC Awareness Day 

NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) is a leading cause of death for premature and medically fragile babies. Most people have never heard of NEC unless their lives or someone they know has been affected by it. ​Whilst NEC itself occurs in babies to varying degrees and of different outcomes. For many of us, our NEC journeys continue long beyond exiting the doors of a neonatal unit. 

We’re inviting families who have been impacted by NEC, as well as clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders dedicated to preventing NEC to show us – in photos and stories – what NEC looks like and what they’re doing to build a world without NEC. 

Show us your NEC Journey!

In honour of #NECawarenessday on May 17, please show us how NEC has impacted your life. Tag us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, and use the hashtags: #NECUK #becausetinybowelsmatter #togetherwecandosomuch #preventNEC #NECday #ThisIsNEC


Here’s how you can get involved: 



November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to reflect on the 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and what we can do to prevent it. 

World Prematurity Day (17 November 2020)


World Prematurity Day is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families.

On this day NEC UK comes together with parents/careers from around the uk to talk about our experiences with premature birth to raise awareness about the hurdles babies and parents face, and overcome, every single day.