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.

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. Meanwhile, countless individuals and organisations from more than 100 countries join forces with activities, special events and commit to action to help address preterm birth and improve the situation of preterm babies and their families.

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. Meanwhile, countless individuals and organisations from more than 100 countries join forces with activities, special events and commit to action to help address preterm birth and improve the situation of preterm babies and their families.

Campaigns & projects

11 Months – 11 Topics

11 Months – 11 Topics

In November our eyes are set on Infant and family-centred developmental care (IFCDC). It is a descriptive term for a framework of newborn care that incorporates the theories and concepts of neurodevelopment, neuro-behaviour, parent-infant interaction, parental involvement, breastfeeding promotion, environmental adaptation, and change of hospital systems. Please have a look at our European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project to learn more about the developed standards in this field.

Newsletter

Newsletter

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

World Prematurity Day

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…

News

news

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year 2019

Throughout the year we could witness your commitment in raising awareness for the needs of...
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GLANCE is a global project, initiated and coordinated under the umbrella of EFCNI.

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The EFCNI Academy – an international education programme for healthcare professionals offering high-quality training.

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GE Healthcare is now Platinum Partner

We are happy to announce that GE Healthcare changed the partnership from Bronze to Platinum on June 1st, 2020.

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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.

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.