What we do

Chart: Relation between EFCNI and all concerned

EFCNI is an advocate for preterm infants, ill newborns, and their families. Our work is dedicated to improving the situation of pregnant women and newborn infants in Europe across the full spectrum of care, promoting and protecting the right to the best start in life. Our work is based on the following three pillars:

Establishing a Powerful Network

We combine the forces of all stakeholders involved and foster collaboration to achieve our common vision by:

  • Partnering with parents, healthcare professionals, scientists and their respective societies as well as with policy-makers, international non-profit and private sector organisations, UN agencies
  • Empowering national parent organisations

Raising Awareness

We call attention to the growing challenge of preterm birth and its significant impact on the children, families and our societies by:

  • Running campaigns and (social) media work
  • Constructive dialogue with political decision-makers and opinion-leaders
  • Making the patient’s voice heard in the professional healthcare setting

Best practice sharing to implement high-quality treatment and care

We gather and multiply information to improve the quality of care by:

  • Coordinating interdisciplinary projects, e.g. the development of harmonised European Standards of Care for Newborn Health, or the development of a basic framework for theoperation of breast milk banks in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
  • Providing easy-to-understand and widely accessible information for families and all those interested for free
  • Promoting research and providing research support from the patient‘s perspective
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