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The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health are published

This set of standards will have an impact on future generations in Europe and beyond, setting a new benchmark for the care of preterm and ill babies. Five years after the project’s kick-off, EFCNI in the role of the project lead, gave a reception with panel discussion at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union on 27 November. Along the slogan: “Newborn Health Reloaded. Shaping our babies’ future”, around 100 project members, stakeholders, medical experts…
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Munich Olympic Tower goes purple to celebrate World Prematurity Day

On November 17, once again, many buildings all over the world were gleaming in purple to celebrate World Prematurity Day (WPD) to raise awareness for the challenges preterm babies and their families have to face worldwide. Purple lightings and the typical sock-line with 9 white baby socks and one smaller purple baby sock have become widely used symbols of World Prematurity Day. This year, for the first time, one of the most famous landmarks of Munich, the Olympic Tower, was…
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Nedoklubko launches campaign “Help us with a heart” at World Prematurity Day festivities in Prague

For the eighth time, our Czech partnering parent organisation Nedoklubko, has hosted and organised a conference in anticipation of World Prematurity Day 2018 at the prestigious Žofín Palace in Prague, Czech Republic. 150 neonatal nurses participated in this year's conference which dealt with Psychology and Communication,  two important aspects in the worklife of a neonatal nurse. Moreover, Nedoklubko also launched their new campaign “Help us with a heart”, where crocheted hearts, together with an uplifting message from a clinical psychologist, are given…
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New translations of position paper on camera systems in the NICU available

The position paper Camera systems for live streaming in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is now available in English, Spanish, and Hungarian. It is based on the results of a project roundtable with well-known clinical experts from hospitals in Germany and Austria, organised by EFCNI. View more and download the position paper
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RSV – a respiratory virus that can become dangerous for preterm babies

Interview with Prof Luc J.I. Zimmermann Prof. Zimmermann, in adults, how does a typical course of infection with RSV look like and how frequent is it? RSV infections are very common, and, just like the influenza virus, RSV appears during flu season, in the coldest and wettest months of the year. In healthy adults, an RSV infection shows only mild symptoms similar to the common cold, like a running nose or a sore throat, and normally does not need to…
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How colostrum banking can help breastfeeding newborns at risk

Expressing first milk before birth and feeding it to a newborn is called colostrum banking. Dr Vökt from the Women’s Hospital in Grabs, Switzerland, gave us an interview explaining in which cases colostrum banking is indicated and what the benefits are. Interview with Dr Cora Vökt What exactly is colostrum banking and how does it work in practice? Colostrum is a special term for the milk that is produced by the maternal mammary gland during the first days after childbirth…
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Lighthouse project hospital hygiene: How to implement hygiene measures in a hospital – and foster compliance

The WHO campaign Clean Your Hands aims to improve awareness of the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to actually promote change and reduce the number of infections in hospitals worldwide. To find out how this campaign was implemented in a local hospital, we interviewed Dr Axel von der Wense, Head of the Neonatal and Intensive Care unit at the Altonaer Children’s Hospital. An interview with Dr Axel von der Wense, Altona Children’s Hospital, Hamburg, Germany The Altonaer…
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Neue Eltern-Broschüre “Muttermilch für Frühgeborene“ jetzt erhältlich

Wir freuen uns, unsere neue Eltern-Broschüre "Muttermilch für Frühgeborene - Nahrung für Körper und Seele" vorzustellen! Hier finden Mamas von Frühgeborenen sowie deren Partner und Familienangehörige nicht nur zahlreiche praktische Tipps rund ums Stillen, sondern auch interessante Fakten über Muttermilch, wie diese zur gesunden Entwicklung ihres frühgeborenen Babys beiträgt und Vieles mehr. Mit dieser Broschüre wollen wir Mütter ermutigen,  ihr Frühgeborenes mit Muttermilch (oder gespendeter Frauenmilch) zu ernähren, wir möchten zudem Hilfestellung bieten, sei es bei Fragen zu Stillpositionen, wie…
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Lighthouse project: Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education

The Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) programme is an educational pathway in infant and family-centred developmental care for all healthcare professionals working in neonatal care. The overall goal is to improve the outcomes for babies and families in neonatal care. The curriculum includes themes such as neurodevelopment of the newborn, the relationship between parents and their baby, management of stress and pain, and observing and understanding the baby’s behaviour. The concept has spread to many parts of the world…
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Horizon Europe will follow on Horizon 2020

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said “Investing in research and innovation…
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