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World Day of Human Milk Donation

The 19th May is celebrated each year as World Day of Human Milk Donation. This year, throughout the world, over 80 milk bank staff and supporters from 36 countries contributed to a 'Together we can ...' video and photo album that illustrated their hopes and achievements. Read more >>

EMBA Task Force : COVID-19 in the perinatal period.

The EMBA Task Force on COVID-19 is constituted by the Neonatologists present in the Board of Directors of the Association:  Sertac Arslanoglu (Turkey), Enrico Bertino (Italy), Corinna Gebauer (Germany), Radmilla Mileusnic Milenovic (Serbia), Guido Moro (Italy), and Jean Charles Picaud (France). Read more >>

Congratulations to EMBA Board Member Dr Wesolowska of Poland.

Aleksandra Wesolowska, member of the EMBA Board has received the title of habilitated doctor of health sciences from Polish Promotions Committee based on scientific accomplished entitled “ Qualitative and quantitative management of human milk in the neonatal intensive care unit including milk from human milk bank” Read more >>

COVID-19: EMBA Position Statement

COVID-19 is an emerging acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2. Current knowledge is evolving rapidly and is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. Questions arise concerning breastmilk donors and the treatment of breastmilk in human milk banks. Read more >>

5th EMBA Congress in Turin; Message from the EMBA President

Dear Members, Dear Friends,

We are happy to inform you that the 5th EMBA International Congress, organised in Turin in the period October 10th -11th, 2019 , has been a great success both for the scientific programme and the social aspect. The number of attendees was extremely high, with more than 220 delegates from 45 countries, 22 of them from outside Europe. Read more >>

World Day of Human Milk Donation –

The gift of breastmilk is often celebrated by the staff and users of human milk banks. However in 2010 a special day was chosen to ensure that human milk donation is celebrated throughout the world in recognition of how these special donations facilitate the safe provision of breastmilk to the many thousands of infants who benefit globally. Originally, this day came about in response to Brazil’s successful national milk donation day that started in 2004. Once the idea of a global day had begun, it started to spread from its largely South and Central American roots, to become a truly global event. Read more >>