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Ellerini yikamak kolaydir – “Wash your hands – it’s easy” goes international

Thorough handwashing is an easy and fast health measure. It reduces bacteria on your hands and hence decreases the risk to catch an infection - plus it prevents the spreading of diseases. Our campaign “Wash your hands it’s easy” , which we have designed in coorporation with the Neven Subotic Stiftung, explains the sustainable benefits of handwashing to toddlers, kids and teens. On  World Hand Hygiene Day (5 May) we did not only raise awareness for the importance of hand…
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New awareness week dedicated to mental health support for parents and families

The Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week is a new momentum to raise awareness for the impact on mental health that a stay at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has on the families of preterm or ill born babies. The aim of the first Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week from 15-21 April 2019 is dedicated to campaign for funded and planned mental health support for everyone who is involved in the neonatal pathway. Mental health support falls greatly behind in…
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Standards of Care for Small and Sick Newborns Report: EFCNI participates in WHO meeting

To benefit from expert input in order to finalise the report on Transforming Care for Every Small and Sick Newborn, the World Health Organization (WHO) has hosted a three-day technical meeting in April on Standards of Care for Small and Sick Newborns in Geneva, Switzerland.  One crucial objective of the meeting was to take neonatal nursing, nurturing care and human rights as they apply to newborn care into consideration. We are thrilled that EFCNI had been invited to participate in…
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EFCNI at the 2nd World Congress on Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine in London

Too early for Baby Sussex but in time for the 2nd World Congress on Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. For the second time, EFCNI participated at this biennial international congress, located at the stunning Queen Elizabeth II Congress Centre, right in the heart of London. EFCNI chaired a well-received session on “How to collaborate and communicate with parents in critical decision making situations”, followed by a lively discussion. Chair of the session and first speaker, EFCNI Chairwoman Silke Mader provided…
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EFCNI participates in 2nd Global Forum on Economic Crisis, Women’s Health and DOHaD Consequences

Discussing the consequences of economic crisis on women’s and children’s health: the 2nd Global Forum on Economic Crisis, Women's Health and DOHad Consequences at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London from 3 to 4 April 2019, brought together experts in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept, obstetrics & gynaecology, neonatology & paediatrics, public health, health economics, social science and education along with representatives from government and non-government organisations including the World Health Organization…
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Brochure about European Standards of Care for Newborn Health

Would you like to know more about the newly released European Standards of Care for Newborn Health  that will shape the future of newborn health in Europe? Then our information brochure on the standards is just right for you. Download the brochure
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First World NIDCAP Day

Raising awareness for infant- and family-centred developmental care On 20 March, the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) celebrated the first World NIDCAP Day. The aim is to raise awareness for the importance of NIDCAP, improving the hospital stay of newborns and families worldwide. NIDCAP is a child and family-centred programme promoting individualised developmental care for newborns and their families. It positively effects the healthy development of preterm and ill babies. View more (NIDCAP website)
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Delaying cord clamping – beneficial for ill or preterm born babies

Start-up introduces new solution to enable caregivers to provide care, close to the mother, with the umbilical cord still intact For babies who are born healthy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends to delay cord clamping . It means that the umbilical cord is not clamped immediately after birth but after waiting one to three minutes. That way, the baby is still connected to the placenta and receives oxygen rich blood and essential nutrients. However, ill or preterm born babies…
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Final SHIPS project members meeting in Rome

At the end of January, all members of the SHIPS project – Screening to Improve Health in Very Preterm Infants in Europe (SHIPS) – met in Rome, Italy, for the last two-day meeting. The project – originally planned to end in August 2018 – had been extended until the end of January 2019. SHIPS has finished data collection and the results are about to accede, first analyses…
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Book Review: Breastfeeding and breast milk – from biochemistry to impact

Published by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation and the Georg Thieme Verlag  “Breastfeeding and breast milk – from biochemistry to impact” explores the multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and complex world of breastfeeding, breast milk, and lactation. Overall, 30 distinguished authors from all over the world, each a specialist within their field, provide a factual, scientifically robust overview of the key topics. The book is divided in four parts, which are respectively discussed in depth: Background information, physiology,…
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