EFCNI - European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants

For the best start in life

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

We bring together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children. Our vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.

With our activities we want to reduce preterm birth rates, ensure the best possible treatment, care, and support and to improve the long-term health of preterm infants and newborns with illnesses.

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Campaigns & projects

11 Months – 11 Topics

Care procedures is one of the eleven main topics of the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health and our focus topic in December. Please, have a look at the standards in this field!

11 Months – 11 Topics

Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the EFCNI newsletter and find out more about our milestone projects and events. 

Newsletter

World Prematurity Day

“World Prematurity Day” is an awareness day on 17 November that honours preterm infants and their families. It was first celebrated by EFCNI and our partner parent organisations in 2009…

World Prematurity Day

Socks for Life

Socks for Life is a worldwide and year-round campaign to raise awareness for preterm birth, while at the same time working in partnership to improve the situation and to make a difference for preterm babies, their families, and the care team around the infant. 

Socks for Life

News

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Anti-VEGF drug ranibizumab: A new treatment option against retinopathy of prematurity?

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that only occurs in very premature babies...
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AbbVie is a Platinum Partner of EFCNI.

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EFCNI Academy 

for the setup and organisation of human milk banks.

Two workshops (carried out in German) will take place in autumn/winter 2019.

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The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project is an interdisciplinary collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The newly developed standards are supported by 108 healthcare professional societies and 50 parent organisations worldwide. The standards were launched in the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 November 2018.

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