The 1st International NEC Awareness Day took place on the 17th May 2018, a joint initiative of Instituto PGG and its international partners NEC Society and SIGNEC.

How can such a devastatingly serious disease be so unknown? It is unacceptable that most people only come to hear of NEC when they have a baby affected by the disease. We believe that each of us is a vehicle that can bring change and as such established this International Day in order to maximise efforts to disseminate information on NEC among healthcare professionals, people in reproductive age and the general population.

Human milk remains is the only known way to help prevent the disease.

Instituto PGG offers free and specialized psychological assistance to families of affected babies.