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11 Months – 11 Topics

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11 Months – 11 Topics is our ongoing awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness for the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health. Each month from February to December, we highlight one of the eleven topics of the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH):

In 2024, our campaign focuses on two key areas:

Tailored for healthcare professionals, policymakers, patient advocates, and the wider public, the campaign offers informative content, publications, and discussions to foster understanding and practical application of care standards to improve neonatal care across Europe. We also seek to provide tools and strategies to empower those advocating for implementing the ESCNH in their communities.

These are the highlights for each campaign month:

February: Data collection & documentation


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Dr James Webbe, Chair of the Topic Expert Group on “Data collection and documentation” and Clinical Lecturer at the Imperial College in London, passionately underscores the critical need for benchmarking in neonatology.

March: Birth & transfer

April: Follow-up & continuing care

May: NICU design

Guest article by Kathrin Litterst, paediatric intensive care nurse, Ortenau Klinikum Offenburg-Kehl, Germany, on how the clinic is rebuilding its NICU to facilitate family-centred care

Guest article by Elena Megalemou Triantafyllides, paediatric intensive care nurse, President of the Board of Directors of our partner parent organisation in Cyprus, “Mora Thavmata” (Miracle Babies), on how the organisation has successfully pushed for a new NICU in Nicosia after years of advocacy.

June: Medical care & clinical practice

July: Ethical decision-making & palliative care