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Putting prematurity on the agenda of the Brazilian Government

A guest article by Denise Suguitani, Executive Director of the Brazilian Parents of Preemies' Association Brazil is the 10th country in the world ranking of preterm birth. Since 2014 the nonprofit organisation 'Brazilian Parents of Preemies' Association', known as 'ONG Prematuridade.com' has been dedicating its work to address prematurity based on three pillars: raising awareness, prevention of preterm birth; permanent education to train health professionals, and advocating in the interests of families of preterm infants, acting in the area of…
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World Prematurity Day 2018 celebrated by Baxter

Baxter celebrated World Prematurity Day in a dozen countries, engaging hundreds of employees. They set up a global neonatal symposium, launched a campaign where colleagues shared their NICU story, and organised fundraising events in their branches worldwide. Selection of regional and local activities: Switzerland: On November 20, Baxter EMEA celebrated the 10th Anniversary of World Prematurity Day. Cristiano Franzi, SVP & President EMEA, opened the…
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Ukraine: All things neonatal

In October, our partners from the Ukrainian Preemie Parent Association "Ранні пташки" (Early Birds), the Association of Neonatologists of Ukraine, the "Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of NAMS of Ukraine", DP "IPAG NAMS of Ukraine" and Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, organised the international conference "Modern approaches to rehabilitation of premature babies and children at an early age: Ukrainian realities" in Kiev, Ukraine. With 350 participants the conference was a big success and a great opportunity for…
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Ukrainian photo exhibition «Dads in Focus»: The important role of fathers in raising a child

On November 17th, 2018, on World Prematurity Day, Early Birds, the Ukrainian Preemie Parent Association opened the photo exhibition «Dads in Focus». This event is supported by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Association of Neonatologists of Ukraine, as well as by the main perinatal centres and maternity hospitals. The exhibition will be open until December 16, 2018. For every child, it is very important that not only the mother but also the father cares for its child in…
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Munich Olympic Tower goes purple to celebrate World Prematurity Day

On November 17, once again, many buildings all over the world were gleaming in purple to celebrate World Prematurity Day (WPD) to raise awareness for the challenges preterm babies and their families have to face worldwide. Purple lightings and the typical sock-line with 9 white baby socks and one smaller purple baby sock have become widely used symbols of World Prematurity Day. This year, for the first time, one of the most famous landmarks of Munich, the Olympic Tower, was…
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World Prematurity Day celebrated by Baxter

A best practice example how to engage employees On World Prematurity Day, countless individuals, parent organisations, hospitals, and other institutions showed their commitment towards preterm infants and their families. Every year, EFCNI is impressed by the commitment shown by their partner organisations. In 2017, EFCNI’s corporate partner Baxter celebrated World Prematurity Day for the first time and in more than a dozen countries. We are…
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