Nurturing care for every newborn

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Did you know about the five components of nurturing care and why the first few weeks after birth are especially precious for a child’s survival, health, and development?

This month, the WHO and UNICEF launched the thematic brief “Nurturing Care for Every Newborn: Ensuring Every Newborn Survives and Thrives” to inform about infant- and family-centred developmental care as well as ways to realise the concept in NICUs and at home. With the aim of furthering investments in policies, health systems, and community awareness, the thematic brief explains their relevance based on best practice examples and the most recent evidence. EFCNI is a proud supporting partner of the initiative. Moreover, the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH), especially those focused on infant- and family-centred developmental care, are listed as reference works. The thematic brief also points to the GLANCE initiative as a resource for establishing nurturing care.

After a successful launch event, during which EFCNI Chairwomen Silke Mader related a parent perspective on nurturing care, the thematic brief is now available for download:

Nurturing care for every newborn – Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development

The webinar recording is also available for viewing:

Series 3 – Webinar 18: Nurturing care for every newborn | Quality of Care Network

Learn more about the series “Transforming care for small and sick newborns”:

Webinars | Quality of Care Network