The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is a pan-European organisation representing parents and scientific experts with the aim of improving the long-term care of preterm and newborn infants with illnesses and support for their families.
EFCNI seeks to ensure that Europe's largest group of child patients receives the attention it deserves.
EFCNI was set up in April 2008. It is the first time that people from diverse disciplines, who are all involved in the care for newborn infants and particularly preterm infants, have come together at European level.
EFCNI encourages all those involved or interested in this issue to interact and exchange ideas. It promotes mutual understanding and serves as a platform for the initiation, coordination and integration of all local and national activities involving the care of newborn infants, prevention of preterm delivery, long-term care of preterm infants and support for parents and relatives. EFCNI is particularly keen to establish a link between parents, health professionals and scientists.