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

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New e-learning resource: Preterm birth information for education professionals

Professor Samantha Johnson and the PRISM (Premature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics) Study team developed a...
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EPICE/SHIPS consortium provides new knowledge on breast milk feeding of very preterm infants in Europe

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2018, we are happy to share these recent...
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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

11 Aug 2022

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month TBD

04 Sep 2022

World Sexual Health Day

09 Sep 2022
12 Sep 2022

Neonatal Nurses Week

13 Sep 2022

World Sepsis Day

17 Sep 2022

World Patient Safety Day

29 Sep 2022

World Heart Day TBD

01 Oct 2022

Healthy Lung Month

06 Oct 2022

World Cerebral Palsy Day

07 Oct 2022
07 Oct 2022

9th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies

10 Oct 2022

World Mental Health Day

13 Oct 2022

World Sight Day TBD

15 Oct 2022

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

19 Oct 2022

ID Week 2022

25 Oct 2022

World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

12 Nov 2022

World Pneumonia Day

17 Nov 2022

World Prematurity Day

20 Nov 2022

World Children’s Day (UN)

21 Nov 2022

XIII International Congress of Kangaroo Mother Care

29 Nov 2022

Giving Tuesday

03 Dec 2022

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 Dec 2022

Human Rights Day

28 Mar 2023