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

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

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AbbVie is a Platinum Partner of EFCNI.

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News

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Lung function in children born extremely preterm

Some babies born too early show signs and symptoms later in life that may be...
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Against all odds

An interview with Gert van Steenbrugge and his preterm born daughter Anja Gert and Anja...
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Community Based Newborn Care Package:

A community based approach to reducing neonatal mortality in Nepal Each year, nearly 35,000 Nepali...
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Breastfeeding during vaccinations reduces pain

Essential, but painful: needles are used for babies’ early childhood vaccinations and medical care during...
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European Standards of Care for Newborn Health is an interdisciplinary European collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The project brings together more than 220 healthcare professionals of different professions, parent representatives and selected industry specialists, from more than 35 countries.

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Upcoming events

05 May 2019

COINN 2019 Enriched Family – Enhanced Care

27 Nov 2019

29. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Perinatale Medizin (DGPM)