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The EFCNI Award recognizes organisations with excellent engagement and achievements in EFCNI’s spirit for the best start in life. Since 2014, the EFCNI Award has been granted annually at the Parent Organisation Summit. Each year, three international parent organisations receive this award for their outstanding efforts and achievements in the field of maternal or newborn health.
Traditionally the first evening of the Parent Organisation Summit is reserved for this award ceremony. None of the winners know beforehand that they were chosen. So, when Silke Mader, Nicole Thiele and Aurelia Aubenstein entered the stage to give the laudatory speeches the room was filled with anticipation. The four awardees were visibly moved by the appreciation of their work! What unites all four of them is, that they know how to move obstacles and achieve amazing results.
Fabiana Bacchini from the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation was presented with the EFCNI Award for the amazing work the organization is doing in Canada. Ever since it was founded in 2012 the organisation kept in close contact with EFCNI and realized projects with impact. CPBF wants to empower families of premature babies, so they feel confident to care for their prematurely born child. In order to this, the organisation produces reliable and consistent information material, offers peer support and makes sure that parents know where to turn for help.
The other 3 awards went to:
İlknur Okay - El Bebek Gül Bebek in Turkey.
Corina Croitoru (Asociatia Unu si Unu) in Romania.
Diana Gamulescu (Asociatia Prematurilor) in Romania.
For more information, please visit: https://www.efcni.org/efcni-award-2/