• Pre-conceptional and maternal care

    Implement targeted and effective pre-conception and maternal care based on equal accessibility
  • Treatment & Care

    Ensure high-quality treatment and care for preterm and newborn infants and their families
  • Continuing Care

    Improve the long-term health of preterm infants and newborns with illnesses as well as that of their families
  • Springtime brings rebirth of nature

    EFCNI wishes you a good start into spring!
  • A powerful network for newborn infants

  • Socks for Life

    Make a difference

    Join SOCKS FOR LIFE, a worldwide campaign where people join forces to raise awareness for preterm birth. 

    Find out how to make a difference in your country!

  • ECPM Maastricht 2016

    Register now for the European Congress on Perinatal Medicine and meet us at booth 40.
Preterm Birth

One of EFCNI‘s aims is to strengthen parents of preterm infants and sick newborns.
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Health Professionals

Preterm infants and ill newborns require care by a team of specially trained experts.
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Policy & Action

Interest Group on Maternal and Neonatal Health in the European Parliament.
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A Healthy Pregnancy - English Edition

We are happy to announce that our brochure "A Healthy Pregnancy" is now available in English and can be downloaded, like the German version, for free on our website. 

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Interview series on topics on newborn health

EFCNI Standards of Care for Newborn Health

We asked Dr Aleid van Wassenaer Leemhuis and Professor Dieter Wolke, the Chair Team of the Topic Expert Group on Follow-up and continuing care, some questions on important issues in the field.

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“The sensory input of NICU design has a profound influence on the brain development of the babies and on the emotional well-being of parents and staff.”

In our interview, Dr Robert White explains why NICU design matters.

EFCNI: What is NICU design...

Category: News

25th European Congress of Perinatal Medicine (ECPM)


The European Congress of Perinatal Medicine (ECPM) from 15 - 18 June, 2016, in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is a biannual meeting of specialists in the field of perinatal medicine.

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World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

"World Prematurity Day" is an awareness day on 17 November that honours preterm infants and their families. It was first celebrated by EFCNI and our partner parent organisations in 2009. 

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Socks for Life

Socks for Life is a worldwide campaign where people join forces and work in partnership to make a difference for preterm birth and its consequences for affected families.

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Conferences and Congresses

EFCNI White Paper

We provide a detailed calendar on conferences and congresses regarding newborn and maternal health. Do you have input for our calendar? Please contact info@efcni.org.   

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Collaboration Partners' Events

New research on the early introduction of allergenic foods

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a randomised controlled trial of Perkin and colleagues evaluating the efficacy of the early introduction of allergenic foods in breastfed infants. 

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