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

2021 is a special and important year for the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project. We will be adding new standards in several categories and some of the existing standards will be updated as they have completed their lifecycle process. Head over to our project page to learn all about this European-based, multidisciplinary ground-breaking project.

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

celebrated on 17 November is the most important day of the year to honour preterm infants and their families. 

News

news

Pregnancy and childbirth in times of COVID-19: Parent organisation “Ranni Ptashky – Early Birds” launches webinar series in Ukraine

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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.

GLANCE is our global network to represent the interests of babies born preterm and their families, supporting a patient voice in each region of the world.

GLANCE is our global network to represent the interests of babies born preterm and their families, supporting a patient voice in each region of the world.

The EFCNI Academy is our international education programme for healthcare professionals offering workshops, seminars, and conferences.

The EFCNI Academy is our international education programme for healthcare professionals offering workshops, seminars, and conferences.

We are pleased to welcome GE Healthcare as our Platinum Partner.

We are pleased to welcome GE Healthcare as our Platinum Partner.

Upcoming events

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