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ESCNH information brochure is available in Greek and Bulgarian

The information brochure about the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH) are now also available in Greek and Bulgarian.  Our partner Organisation Ilitominon in Greece, Thermokoitida Agapis (Θερμοκοιτίδα Αγάπης) in Cyprus and Our premature children in Bulgaria promoted the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health in workshops and roundtables. The Greek edition of the ESCNH information brochurewas launched on the 21st of June 2019 during an one-day Conference on the topic…
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Call for projects by the French Foundation for Cerebral palsy

The French Foundation for Cerebral Palsy "Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale", offers grants for research projects on Cerebral palsy and disorders that are associated with it (motor disorders, superior functions, epilepsy, sensory disorders, secondary orthopedic disorders, etc.). This call for proposals will projects with a total budget from €500,000 to €1.5 million for 3 to 5 years. Research that could receive funding may include large-scale projects in the field of clinical research, translational research, public health or social sciences, with the aim…
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Roundtable workshop with parent representatives

Sharing knowledge and experience is key. That is why, on June 28-29, Silke Mader, Dr Johanna Walz and Dr Silvia Kolossa from EFCNI held a workshop on “How to organise an expert roundtable” with 15 international parent representatives. While the Friday was filled with shared experiences on roundtables and insights on project management, the workshop on Saturday focused on the set up of an expert roundtable. The specific topics covered were: • Project management…
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Important milestones for preterm babies and their parents in the Slovak Republic

A guest article by Iveta Jančoková from the Slovakian parent organisation “maliček” In the Slovak Republic it is not very common that parent representatives have the opportunity to present their cause in an expert forum for medical staff, therefore it was a great honour for us and “maliček” to be invited to talk about the parental view in preterm health during the international congress “Martin's Days 2019”, taking place in Martin. At this conference we took the opportunity to present…
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New baby? New app!

Saving precious moments on new Baby+ app It is a very convenient and also fun way to keep track on your pregnancy and your baby’s development using digital tools. The new Baby+ app provides parents with insightful and helpful information, a wide range of trackers, such as height, weight, sleeping and feeding patterns. So far so good, however it also comes with informative articles, guides and lullabies and it is also possible to track multiple babies, siblings for instance, at…
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GLANCE – 1st Founding Committee Meeting

In January, EFCNI announced the founding of GLANCE, the Global Alliance for Newborn Care on the annual Parent Organisations Meeting.  After thorough planning and preparations, the first GLANCE Founding Committee Meeting took place in Munich. 14 international parent representatives from Europe, Turkey, Africa, Australia, the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as four EFCNI members, had been working hard in a two days meeting to make progress in structural and organisational regards, settling for areas of activities and deciding…
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eSeminar on support of parents in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

How can you support parents in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? Who would know better than someone who has been affected herself? Learn more in the eSeminar by the Neonatal Care Academy with Silke Mader, Chairwoman of the Executive Board and co-founder of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI). Silke shares the parent perspective on welcoming parents and the family 24 hours a day and…
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Every Newborn Everywhere: closing gaps in neonatal care – WHO and Unicef present Global report “Survive and Thrive” at WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva

A guest article by Livia Nagy Bonnard, EFCNI PAB member and co-founder of Melletted a helyem Egyesület (Right(s) beside you) Each year, health officials from all 194 WHO Member States gather in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 72nd World Health Assembly. After two years of preparation, the final report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming Care for every small and sick newborn” has been presented at this meeting. At a panel, the report’s findings were highlighted and discussed, together with two further reports,…
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Act early! Screen early! May is dedicated to our pre-eclampsia awareness campaign

May is Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month and 22 May is World Pre-eclampsia Day. We have been committed in raising awareness for this severe pregnancy complication ever since and launched our new, international awareness campaign Act Early! Screen Early! to join forces with affected women and medical experts around the world. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia may be rare conditions but the consequences can be immense – even fatal for both mother and child if untreated. Supported by renown medical societies like the Fetal…
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Weltstillwoche: Eltern stärken für das Stillen

Bereits zum vierten Mal in Folge feiert und unterstützt EFCNI  die Weltstillwoche. Unter dem diesjährigen Thema Eltern stärken für das Stillen (orig. Empower parents, enable breastfeeding ), setzt sich die World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), als Gründerin der Weltstillwoche für das Stillen ein und betont, wie wichtig es ist, eine stillfreundliche Gesellschaft, zum Wohle von Müttern und Babys, zu schaffen. Wir unterstützen dies nachdrücklich und möchten einen Beitrag zur diesjährigen Kampagne leisten. Mit einer Umfrage möchten wir  herausfinden und…
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