GLANCE - Global alliance for newborn care


Approximately 30 million newborns worldwide are at risk every year. Newborns who are born too soon, too small, or too sick face the greatest risk of death and disability.

GLANCE is a global network to represent the interests of these babies and their families. It aims to improve newborn and maternal health worldwide, ensure nurturing care in all settings, and enable every girl, woman and parent to make well-informed choices and decisions during pre-conception, pregnancy and birth as well as during follow-up and continuing care after discharge from the hospital.

Our Vision and mission

GLANCE has the vision that every baby born receives the best start in life. Worldwide.

GLANCE aims to create, empower and support a global patient voice in each region of the world while taking into account the respective cultural, historical and socio-economic backgrounds and needs of families.

By including parents, from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience, GLANCE aspires to decrease the burden of afflicted families and their babies born too soon, too small or too sick to help them thrive beyond survival.

The four key topics of GLANCE

  • Girls’ and women’s health
    GLANCE works towards the right for self-determination of every girl and every woman and towards recognizing the global importance and necessity of sexual education of adolescents.
  • Pregnancy and birth
    GLANCE supports the development and dissemination of knowledge for pregnant women and their partners about all relevant topics on a healthy pregnancy as well as high-quality care for all women of reproductive age.
  • Newborn treatment and care
    GLANCE promotes optimal care in all settings for every baby born too soon, too small, or too sick for the best start in life and a healthy future. This includes continuous training of nurses, parental involvement in care procedures and using locally applicable technologies.
  • Follow-up and continuing care
    GLANCE promotes the long-term health and quality of life of babies born too soon, too small, too sick. This also includes medical, emotional, psychosocial and financial support for these children and their families.

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Impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on special/intensive care for newborns – a parents’ perspective”

The worldwide study “Impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on special/intensive care for newborns – a parents’ perspective” is unique and aims at exploring parents’ experiences related to the challenges caused by the current pandemic regarding the care of and access to their newborn baby. We kindly ask parents of sick and preterm babies who were born during this Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic to participate in our survey, which is available in 21 languages.

Participation is possible until end of October!

More information on the survey and the link to participate can be found here:

Good News from Our Partner AFPNC in Ghana: Navigating Family Health during COVID-19

Selina Bentoom, founder of AFPNC and a member of the GLANCE network, delivers much-needed equipment to the Asankrangwa Catholic Hospital. (©AFPNC)

Selina Bentoom, founder of the African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care (AFPNC), launched two initiatives aimed at supporting children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. She distributed infant warmers to hospitals in remote areas in Ghana and collaborated with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG) and the Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) on a podcast series broadcast all over Africa.

Find the full article here: Glance News