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.

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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.

Upcoming congresses, events, and awareness days

14 Jun 2024

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

27 Jun 2024

World Microbiome Day

01 Aug 2024

World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

05 Aug 2024

3rd World Congress on Pediatrics & Neonatology

04 Sep 2024

World Sexual Health Day

09 Sep 2024
13 Sep 2024

World Sepsis Day

14 Sep 2024

Neonatal Nurses Week

17 Sep 2024

World Patient Safety Day

25 Sep 2024

World Lung Day

29 Sep 2024

World Heart Day

01 Oct 2024

National RSV Awareness Month

02 Oct 2024
06 Oct 2024

World Cerebral Palsy Day

10 Oct 2024

World Sight Day

15 Oct 2024

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

21 Oct 2024

National Health Education Week (US)

25 Oct 2024

World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

17 Nov 2024

World Prematurity Day

20 Nov 2024

World Children’s Day (UN)

03 Dec 2024

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

05 Dec 2024

INAC 2024

10 Dec 2024

Human Rights Day