World Prematurity Day on 17th of November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI – European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants) represents the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families.
The day was initiated by EFCNI and partnering European parent organisations in 2008. Besides the colour purple which stands for sensitivity and exceptionality, the socksline has become a symbol for World Prematurity Day. The small pair of purple socks – framed by nine full-size baby socks – symbolises: 1 in 10 babies is born preterm. Worldwide.
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. It gathers together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children by ensuring the best possible prevention, treatment, care, and support.
For more information, visit us at www.efcni.org