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Empower Parents – Enable Breastfeeding: EFCNI supports World Breastfeeding Week 2019

To support this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, EFCNI is reaching out to healthcare experts AND mothers as well as their partners with a survey, asking for your experiences, advice, challenges and needs in regards to breastfeeding. The results of the survey will be evaluated (anonymously) and displayed on an infographic. During World Breastfeeding Week the infographic will be shared on our website and social media accounts. Please klick on the respective links…
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Global report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” presented at WHO World Health Assembly

After a thorough researching, writing and editing process, the report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” was presented at the 72nd World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly on 23 May in Geneva. EFCNI was actively involved in the editing process, participated in a finalising technical meeting  and was represented at the  panel discussion "Every Newborn Everywhere: closing gaps in neonatal care" by Livia Nagy, EFCNI PAB member and…
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Parental perspectives on neonatology and paediatric intensive care: EFCNI at the GNPI congress in Leipzig

The Annual Meeting of the Society for Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine (GNPI) traditionally is one of the most important platforms in Germany to exchange views and latest research in neonatology and paediatric intensive care. EFCNI Chair Silke Mader and Vice Chair Nicole Thiele took part in the 45th GNPI congress in Leipzig, Germany, from 23 to 25 May 2019. In several talks and a dedicated session on the topic, Silke Mader shared the parents' views on discharge management…
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New e-learning resource: Preterm birth information for education professionals

Professor Samantha Johnson and the PRISM (Premature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics) Study team developed a new e-learning resource for teachers to help explain the impact being born preterm can have on a child’s development and learning, as well as practical ways teachers can support them at school. The e-learning resource is now free to schools and teachers throughout the world at www.pretermbirth.info In previous studies, the researchers had found out that education professionals lack…
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The NICU of the future: design meets function

Standards in practice - Best practice example for standards of care depicting the NICU of the future written by Dr Atle Moen, Consultant in neonatology at the Department of Neonatology, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Norway Our knowledge of how hospitalised term and preterm infants perceive, relate and are influenced by their surrounding environment has improved significantly during the last 20 years. Infants are negatively influenced…
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Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm babies

Interview with Associate Professor Luke Jardine   Luke Jardine works as Staff Specialist Neonatology at Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Division of Neonatology. He is the author of numerous research publications in the field of neonatology with a focus on preterm birth and neonatal intensive care. Professor Jardine, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a quite serious complication mainly in preterm babies, can you give us a little more background on the disease and explain which babies are primarily at risk? RDS…
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European Commission launches new version of the Union Register on May 3, 2019

The European Commission launched a new version of its Union Register of medicinal products, listing all medicinal products authorised by the Commission, in total over 1,300 medicines. The Union Register was first established in 1995 and, besides medicinal products for human and veterinary use, includes also orphan drugs. The register also informs about refused authorisations or withdrawn requests, and medicines that are authorised only on a national level. In this new version, there are…
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Happy anniversary TinyLife! Our Northern Irish partner organisation turned 30

„We may be Tiny but we aim to make a big impression“ Our heartfelt congrats to TinyLife, our partner organisation from Northern Ireland, for 30 years of committed and sustainable support for preterm babies and their families. Since 1988, TinyLife has been dedicated to reducing preterm birth, illness, disability and death in babies born in Northern Ireland. The charity was founded as NIMBA (Northern Ireland Mother & Baby Appeal), back then, they were the only charity for preterm and vulnerable…
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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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