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

29 Feb 2024

Rare Disease Day

01 Mar 2024

Endometriosis Awareness Month

03 Mar 2024

International TAPS Day

04 Mar 2024

Endometriosis Awareness Week

08 Mar 2024

International Women’s Day

11 Mar 2024

Brain Awareness Week

12 Mar 2024
20 Mar 2024

World Nidcap Day

01 Apr 2024

HIE awareness month

12 Apr 2024
18 Apr 2024
22 Apr 2024

World Immunisation Week

01 May 2024

NEC Awareness Month

05 May 2024

International Midwives Day

06 May 2024

COINN 2024

12 May 2024

International Nurses Day

15 May 2024
17 May 2024
19 May 2024

World Day of Human Milk Donation

28 May 2024
01 Jun 2024

Global Day of Parents

10 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