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Working with UNICEF UK to help neonatal units achieve Baby Friendly Accreditation

What we’re doing

The National Neonatal Project will select 18 neonatal units and provide  a  range  of  support opportunities  throughout  the  three-year  project, including  full  assessment  costs  for  Stage  1,  2  and  3  accreditation,  staff  places  on  training  courses, tickets to the 2021 Baby Friendly conference for neonatal units, teaching materials, workbooks, biannual meetings and telephone support with the Baby Friendly team and more.

NIVEA UK’s funding of the National Neonatal Project will help transform healthcare for babies, their mothers and families in the chosen units and will help ensure that these babies get the best possible start in life.

Why we’re working together

NIVEA UK has made a donation to UNICEF UK to fund the National Neonatal Project. This project is designed to support 18 neonatal units in the UK to achieve Baby Friendly accreditation between 2021 – 2024.

Baby Friendly accreditation is based on a set of evidence-based  standards for maternity, health visiting, neonatal and children’s centres services. The accreditation is part of the Baby Friendly Initiative and is designed to provide parents with the best possible care to build close and loving relationships with their baby, and to feed their baby in ways which will support optimum health and development.

What we aim to achieve:


neonatal units gain Baby Friendly Accreditation


babies supported

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