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The speakers of the launch workshop in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Professor Dr Angelika Niebler (copyright: EFCNI).

December 21, 2018

EFCNI launch newborn health standards

The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health were launched at an event in the European Parliament on 28 November. They provide practical recommendations for the care provided for preterm and ill babies and they have been published in an editorial by The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

Addressing various aspects of care from the time of birth until school age, the standards are the first of their kind and give practical guidance for optimal medical care of preterm and ill babies.

Initiated by the Munich-based European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), working with healthcare professionals and parents, the standards were developed over five years through the voluntary commitment of around 220 renowned international healthcare experts, patient representatives and further stakeholders. The newly launched standards are supported by more than 150 healthcare professional societies and parent organisations.

The complete European Standards of Care for Newborn Health, the Call to Action (in about 20 languages) and further materials are available for download here.


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