17th November 2013 World Prematurity Day

SOCKS FOR LIFE Facebook Cover

For the year 2013, SOCKS FOR LIFE is EFCNI’s slogan and initiative within the campaign “ene, mene, mini.”. SOCKS FOR LIFE is about promoting art activities which will create attention and awareness for preterm babies in Europe and beyond. It will peak on November 17 for World Prematurity Day 2013.  

All relevant information around SOCKS FOR LIFE will be gathered on www.socksforlife.org where you will also find a here you will also find a toolkit in eight languages, providing you with helpful tips, examples, templates on how to participate. Here you can also download visual materials in 27 languages for free. 

Your help and support is crucial and of utmost importance to make SOCKS FOR LIFE a success. No matter how small the awareness raising with SOCKS FOR LIFE might seem – it will form part of the bigger picture and will help make the initiative known and recognised in Europe and beyond.

By getting involved you will be drawing attention to the problems and risks related to prematurity.

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Dräger employees knit socks for World Prematurity Day 2012


To raise awareness for the largest child patient group in Europe, Dräger employees knitted more than 950 pairs of preemie socks on the occasion of World Prematurity Day 2012 and donated them to the charity. The socks are a symbol of the initiative „ene, mene, mini. One baby in ten is born premature. Worldwide", which Dräger has launched together with the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI). Every year 15 million babies are born prematurely - approximately 500,000 of which are in Europe alone. Alongside parents' organisations, experts, politicians and partners from all over Europe, we are campaigning for the tiniest members of our society. To give every baby a strong start in life!

National activities for World Prematurity Day 2012

All across Europe and beyond, parent organizations, hospitals and other institutions were preparing for World Prematurity Day on November 17.

You need inspiration or want to know what activities will take place last year?

Click here to get an overview what is being organized in many countries!

Global Activities for World Prematurity Day 2012

World Prematurity Day is celebrated all across the world!

Be informed about global activities and receive information, material and news what is going on around the world: WHO/PMNCH-website