How separation policies affect fathers of newborns

In an interview with GLANCE, Vilni Verner Holst Bloch, father of a preterm born girl, recalls the especially challenging moments when he himself was separated from his daughter as she needed medical treatment right after her birth. He gives advice to fathers and partners who currently find themselves in a similar situation due to the visitation restrictions.

Psychological Support for Families and Health Care Professionals

The Brazilian Parents of Preemies' Association, Prematuridade, in partnership with invited psychologists, has provided free psychological assistance to dozens of people focusing, above all, on the current pandemic situation.

Good News from Our Partner AFPNC in Ghana

Selina Bentoom, founder of the African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care (AFPNC), launched two initiatives aimed at supporting children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. She distributed infant warmers to hospitals in remote areas in Ghana and collaborated with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG) and the Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) on a podcast series broadcast all over Africa.

Survey now online

GLANCE developed and released the worldwide study “Impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on special/intensive care for newborns – a parents’ perspective”. It aims at exploring parents’ experiences related to the challenges caused by the current pandemic regarding the care of and access to their newborn baby.

Zero Separation: Global Campaign

GLANCE launched its first global campaign. In cooperation with its international network, GLANCE developed the long-termcampaign Zero separation. Together for better Care! to support parents of hospitalised newborns and healthcare professionals in neonatal care units with the aim to enable infant and family centred developmental care in line with COVID-19-precautions.

“It was a matter of life and death”

What was it like giving birth preterm 40 years ago? And how does it affect an adult today, who was born preterm back then? Juliëtte Kamphuis from the Netherlands was born preterm in the 1980s. In this interview, she and her parents Joke and Theo Kamphuis told GLANCE about their very personal experience back then. Also to share this experience with parents affected by preterm birth and hospitalisation today.

First GLANCE Chair Committee Meeting

Current times ask for creative solutions! As the pandemic made a meeting in person impossible, we were delighted to have the chance to e-meet digitally on the occasion of the first GLANCE Chair Committee Meeting.

Brazil extends maternity leave

The maternity leave for mothers of premature babies is extended. Last month Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal decided to prolong the period of maternity leave for mothers of premature infants.

Global Call to Action for Newborn Care – Japan is taking action

The journal club at Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing selected and discussed the “Global Call to Action for Newborn Care” to share its mission with the colleagues, both nursing and medicine.

Meet the GLANCE Chair Committe

We are honoured to introduce you to the newly elected GLANCE Chair Committee. It was an objective to found a committee which is both geographically diverse and following a multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary approach.

One year after the launch: the Global Alliance for Newborn Care is taking shape

One year ago, EFCNI went public about the founding of GLANCE, the Global Alliance for Newborn Care for the first time. At the annual Parent Organisations Meeting, when our network of international parent and patient organisations met, we shared the news about this big endeavour. A lot has happened since then and together we could work on the next future projects.

Granted parental leave for parents of preterm babies

The Doris Mollel Foundation, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, commemorated World Prematurity Day by conducting a discussion with mothers who gave birth too soon on challenges that they face as they raise preterm babies most importantly to parental leave.

Community durbar to raise awareness for preterm birth

On the occasion of World Prematurity Day 2019, the African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care (AFPNC) Ghana organised a big community event to raise awareness for the precarious situation of newborn care in the country.

GLANCE – 1st Founding Committee Meeting

After EFCNI had announced the founding of GLANCE, the Global Alliance for Newborn Care on their annual Parent Organisations Meeting last January, the first GLANCE Founding Committee Meeting with representatives from 14 countries, took place in Munich this summer.

Survive and Thrive: WHO report on transforming care for newborns is now available

After a thorough researching, writing, and editing process, the report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for small and sick newborns” has finally been launched and published.