Meet the GLANCE Chair Committee

EFCNI is honoured to announce the first GLANCE Chair Committee (link opens on GLANCE website). It is a geographically diverse Committee which follows a multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary approach. The following 20 international representatives from 14 countries and various cultural backgrounds, equipped with a great skillset, have been elected for the next 5 years (in alphabetical order):

Dr Takeshi Arimitsu, Japan; Selina Bentoom, Ghana; Ilein Bolaños, Mexico; Paula Guerra, Portugal; Juliëtte Kamphuis, The Netherlands; Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez, USA; Mary Kinney, South Africa; Senkyire Ephraim Kumi, Ghana; Prof Satoshi Kusuda, Japan; Prof Jos Latour, UK; Dr Daniel Nuzum, Ireland; Ilknur Okay, Turkey; Julia Petty, UK; Kylie Pussell, Australia; Dr Dietmar Schlembach, Germany;  Dr Eleni Vavouraki, Greece;  Dr Salimah Walani, USA; Dr Karen Walker, Australia; Dr Björn Westrup, Sweden; Prof Dieter Wolke, UK.

The Chair Committee is the advisory committee for GLANCE. It provides strategic input for the planning process and coordinates the activities of the GLANCE Working Groups and will meet once a year to discuss projects, priorities and important global topics within the maternal and newborn health arena. The first GLANCE Chair Committee Meeting will take place end of June near Munich, Germany.

GLANCE is a global network to represent the interests of babies born too soon, too small and too sick. It has the vision that every baby born receives the best start in life. Worldwide.

GLANCE aims to create, empower and support a global patient voice in each region of the world while taking into account the respective cultural, historical and socio-economic backgrounds and needs of families. GLANCE focuses on the topics girls’ and women’s’ health, pregnancy and birth, newborn treatment and care as well as follow-up and continuing care.

GLANCE is a project of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI). EFCNI is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families.

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