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 this important gathering, representing the voice of preterms and their families. Moreover, the meeting offered a great opportunity to connect with experts from all around the world. This is crucial when it comes to take the needs of all infant patients from various geographic and economic settings into account.
In line with the technical meeting, the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health have been declared a best practice example by the WHO. The final report will be launched at the World Health Assembly on May 23 in Geneva, followed by a panel discussion Every Newborn Everywhere .
We would like to take the chance to express our massive thanks to everyone supporting us and the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project! Also a heartfelt thanks to everyone at the WHO for acknowledging the importance and the need for global standards of care. This is yet another step towards improved quality care for newborns born too soon, too small or too sick all around the world.