EFCNI - European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants

For the best start in life

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families.

We bring together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children. Our vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.

With our activities we want to reduce preterm birth rates, ensure the best possible treatment, care, and support and to improve the long-term health of preterm infants and newborns with illnesses.

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. Meanwhile, countless individuals and organisations from more than 100 countries join forces with activities, special events and commit to action to help address preterm birth and improve the situation of preterm babies and their families.

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. Meanwhile, countless individuals and organisations from more than 100 countries join forces with activities, special events and commit to action to help address preterm birth and improve the situation of preterm babies and their families.

Latest News and Research Updates

Transitional care in focus: Considering the needs of preterm babies and their families

Guest article by Lívia Nagy Bonnard, founding member of “Melletted a helyem Egyesület” – “Right(s)...
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Experience of a Mother‑Newborn Care Unit (MNCU) in India – A successful example of Zero Separation

In the iKMC study, the effect of immediate kangaroo mother care (KMC) was investigated. Researchers...
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The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project is an interdisciplinary collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The newly developed standards are supported by 108 healthcare professional societies and 50 parent organisations worldwide. The standards were launched in the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 November 2018.

The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project is an interdisciplinary collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The newly developed standards are supported by 108 healthcare professional societies and 50 parent organisations worldwide. The standards were launched in the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 November 2018.

GLANCE is our global network to represent the interests of babies born preterm and their families, supporting a patient voice in each region of the world.

GLANCE is our global network to represent the interests of babies born preterm and their families, supporting a patient voice in each region of the world.

The EFCNI Academy is our international education programme for healthcare professionals offering workshops, seminars, and conferences.

The EFCNI Academy is our international education programme for healthcare professionals offering workshops, seminars, and conferences.

We are pleased to welcome AstraZeneca as our
Platinum Partner.

We are pleased to welcome AstraZeneca as our
Platinum Partner.

We are pleased to welcome GE HealthCare as our
Platinum Partner.

We are pleased to welcome GE HealthCare as our
Platinum Partner.

Upcoming congresses, events, and awareness days

30 Mar 2023

Endometriosis Awareness Month

01 Apr 2023

HIE Awareness Month

07 Apr 2023

World Health Day

24 Apr 2023

National Infant Immunisation Week (USA)

01 May 2023

NEC Awareness Month

02 May 2023

World Asthma Day

05 May 2023

World Hand Hygiene Day

07 May 2023

International Bereaved Mother’s Day

12 May 2023

International Nurses Day

15 May 2023
17 May 2023

International NEC Awareness day

22 May 2023

World Preeclampsia Day

28 May 2023
31 May 2023
01 Jun 2023

Global Day of Parents

13 Jun 2023

Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week

21 Jun 2023

Love Your Lungs Week (UK)

27 Jun 2023

World Microbiome Day

28 Jul 2023

World Hepatitis Day

01 Aug 2023

National Immunisation Awareness Month (USA)

04 Sep 2023

World Sexual Health Day

09 Sep 2023
11 Sep 2023

Neonatal Nurses Week

13 Sep 2023

World Sepsis Day

29 Sep 2023

World Heart Day

01 Oct 2023

RSV Awareness Month

06 Oct 2023

World Mental Health Day