A Strong Start for little Heroes

A Strong Start for little Heroes is a large-scale initiative which EFCNI initiated in 2016.  Our aim is to support neonatal intensive care units in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in the organisation of their own events on World Prematurity Day on 17 November. For this purpose all participating hospitals will receive a  comprehensive action package including promotional material, presents for parents of hospitalised infants, and give-aways for visitors.

In 2018, A Strong Start for little Heroes enters its third year. As of now, interested units in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can sign up for participation. 

Collaborating project partners

EFCNI warmly thanks the collaboration project partners 2018  for their great support: Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin (GNPI), Bildungsinstitut Fachbereiche Gesundheitswesen (B.F.G.), Bundesverband Bunter Kreis, Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte (BVKJ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pränatal- und Geburtsmedizin (DGPGM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Perinatale Medizin (DGPM), Deutsche Stiftung Kranke Neugeborene (DSKN), Berufsverband Kinderkrankenpflege Österreich, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (ÖGKJ), Österreichisches Hebammengremium, Stiftung Kindergesundheit und Uplift-Aufwind.

Logos of the collaboration partner for a Strong start for little Heroes

Review of the past editions

After the very successful premiere in 2016, EFCNI proudly presents the continuation of its large-scale initiative in 2017: Neonatal intensive care units in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland were invited to celebrate World Prematurity Day on 17 November with in-house events. EFCNI offered them an enhanced action package for the celebration of their event(s)! More than 170 hospitals participated in  Strong Start for little Heroes 2017 and thus raised awareness for preterm birth.

 

“We are overwhelmed with the great participation in 2017. About 170 hospitals have registered their NICU for participating in ‘A Strong start for little Heroes’. The subscribing period has ended and the action packages will be delivered within the next weeks. The tension is raising and World Prematurity Day is knocking on the door. We wish all participants a successful preparation!”

– Silke Mader, Chairwoman of EFCNI’s Executive Board

 

 

 

EFCNI warmly thanks the collaborating project partners for their support: Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin (GNPI), Bildungsinstitut Fachbereiche Gesundheitswesen (B.F.G.), Berufsverband Kinderkrankenpflege Österreich, Bundesverband Bunter Kreis, Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte (BVKJ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pränatal- und Geburtsmedizin (DGPGM), Deutsche Stiftung Kranke Neugeborene (DSKN), Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (ÖGKJ), Österreichisches Hebammengremium, Stiftung Kindergesundheit und Uplift-Aufwind.

 

We thank Philips Avent for their collaboration.

 

 

 

Special thanks to Nestlé Nutrition for the support.

 

 

 
 

A Strong Start for little Heroes was again a great success. We thank all the participating hospitals and employees for their commitment. Please find below a selection of pictures to get an impression of the realised events.

A Strong Start for little Heroes 2017 (c) Harald Schnauder / EFCNI / private

150 neonatal intensive care units in Germany and Austria participated in the premiere of A Strong start for little heroes in 2016. Please find below some impressions – from the preparation to some remarkable events.

Selection of events in line with A strong start for little heroes campaignA Strong Start for Little Heroes 2016

EFCNI warmly thanks the collaborating project partners for their support: Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin (GNPI), Bildungsinstitut Fachbereiche Gesundheitswesen (B.F.G.), Berufsverband Kinderkrankenpflege Österreich, Bunter Kreis Bundesverband, Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte (BVKJ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baby- und Kindermassage, Deutsche Stiftung Kranke Neugeborene (DSKN), Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (ÖGKJ)  und Uplift-Aufwind.

                Logos all partners

 

We thank Philips Avent for their collaboration.

 

 

 

Special thanks to Nestlé Nutrition for the support.