Silke Mader

Co-Founder and Chairwoman of European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants

Silke Mader is the Chairwoman of the Executive Board and co-founder of EFCNI. In 1997, her twins were born in the 25th week of pregnancy, and were not given the appropriate care. Unfortunately, one of them died a few days after birth. At the hospital and afterwards, she was faced with the non-existence of support, the absence of public awareness and the lack of information for parents during pregnancy. She felt that no parents should ever undergo such an awful experience again.

Since 2014 she is Honorary Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland and has received several national and international awards for her work.