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20 August 2020

British Association of Perinatal Medicine’s (BAPM) webinar on prioritising family-integrated Care

Why is it relevant to consider families as primary caregivers of their baby? What are the effects of mother-infant separations and what are the four C’s of closeness? Among others,...
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15 August 2020

Launch of Preterm and Hospitalized Newborn Health Standard Set (NEO-SS)

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has just launched their Preterm and Hospitalized Newborn Health Standard Set which is now ready for implementation! We are thrilled and feel honoured...
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13 August 2020

The importance of the right fatty acids in early nutrition

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) are so-called long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) found in breastmilk. They play important roles in the growth and development of babies, especially...
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13 August 2020

Survive and Thrive: Transforming Care for Small and Sick Newborns

The webinar series “Survive and thrive: transforming care for small and sick newborns” by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has now come to...
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11 August 2020

World Breastfeeding Week: great commitment from the preterm birth community

For six years, EFCNI has been actively supporting and participating in World Breastfeeding Week with its own awareness initiatives. This year's slogan "Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet", also put...
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05 August 2020

Providing a Family Support Service during Coronavirus

A guest article by Alison Mc Nulty, Chief Executive Officer, Tinylife, Northern Ireland Every year in Northern Ireland 2000 babies are born too soon, too sick or too small spending...
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01 August 2020

PUFA-Webinar: Recording is now online

The webinar “Polyunsaturated fatty acid supply during the first 1000 days – can the controversies be resolved?” was hosted by the Child Health Foundation (Stiftung Kindergesundheit), jointly with the European...
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06 July 2020

Virtual Education sessions for parents: An interview with Fabiana Bacchini

We interviewed Fabiana Bacchini from the parent organisation Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (CPBF) on their Virtual Education sessions, which include interviews with experts on topics regarding COVID-19 and prematurity, and their...
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24 June 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on Parents and NICUs: An interview with Livia Nagy

The COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges for NICUs and parents of premature or sick newborns. Due to the risk of Coronavirus getting into the NICU, some units restricted the time...
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08 June 2020

My key demand for newborn health – Strong advocates for the campaign “11 Months – 11 Topics”

In 2016 EFCNI launched the campaign “11 Months – 11 Topics”, to promote the implementation of the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health. Each month EFCNI shares different infographics,...
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