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

The month of July is dedicated to the topic of Ethical decision-making & palliative care. When a life-limiting condition is diagnosed, family-oriented, interdisciplinary, neonatal palliative care is essential to safeguard the quality of life of the infant and the family. Please have a look at our European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project and the standards in this field, to learn more about how they take the complexity of this topic into consideration.  

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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Should infant and follow-on formula continue to contain arachidonic acid in the future?

A position paper of the European Academy of Paediatrics and the Child Health Foundation From...
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Expert feedback wanted: new EMA guideline drafted for public consultation

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)  released a draft guideline  for public consultation on the quality...
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GLANCE is a global project, initiated and coordinated under the umbrella of EFCNI.

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for the setup and organisation of human milk banks and the first 1000 days.

In 2020, no workshops on this topic are offered. The next set of workshops (in German) on human milk banks are currently planned for 2021.

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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.

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