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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Brazil took a step to a fairer and more humane scenario of the labour market for all women. Last month Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal decided to prolong the period of maternity leave for mothers of premature infants. “We have been working for the approval of this law for over 5 years now, dialoguing with politicians and decision makers. It is such a great achievement for the cause of prematurity in our country and a big step for our society” Denise Suguitani, founder of GLANCE partner parent organisation Prematuridade.com, member of the GLANCE advisory board, comments this change.
Find out more about the new Brazilian law in our interview with Denise Suguitani (GLANCE website)