About ARNIS – Romanian Association of Long Hospitalized Newborns

ARNIS is the Romanian Association of Long Hospitalised Newborns and their families.


ARNIS is developing programs on national level and collaborates with the majority level II and III Neonatal Units from state hospitals in Romania.

ARNIS is the former “Unu şi Unu” Association, founded in August 2013 from the personal experience of Corina Croitoru, a parent of twin premature babies. “Unu şi Unu”  (one and one) is the metaphor of those special, extraordinary children who have shown to everyone that, although born before or long-term hospitalized, they can overcome medical limitations, fighting for their lives. It’s about those “one and one” elected children from whom we all have to learn – parents and doctors alike. Those wonderful souls born under a lucky star who have shown that the miracles exist, despite some unfavorable medical predictions! Those perfect fighters!

ARNIS’s mission is to improve newborns’s health in Romania through prevention, information and education of civil society on early delivery, implementing Family Centered Care in neonatal intensive care units, alignment of Medical Care Standards in Romania to European Standards for the Care of New-born developed by EFCNI, offering support for premature babies and hospitalized babies, as well as ongoing follow-up, follow-up of children after discharge until the age of 18.

ARNIS’s vision is to become the voice of premature babies and hospitalized babies in Romania.

ARNIS is member in EFCNI  (European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants) since 2013 and member in GLANCE (Global Alliance for Newborn Care) since 2020.

ARNIS was granted legal personality through the Judicial Decision No. 15900/302/2013 and was registered in the Register of Associations and Foundations No. 68 / 28.08.2013-Part IA-Section 1, under the Registry of the Court 5. Fiscal Registration number: 32224197

ARNIS is included in the Register of entities for which tax deductions are granted, starting with 04/05/2019.

ARNIS received re-accreditation in the Catalog of Patient Associations from the Ministry of Health on 05.04.2021, to participate in the Ethics Councils in hospitals.

ARNIS is a permanent member of the Ethics Council of Prof. Dr. Panait Sîrbu Clinical Hospital Bucharest (period 21.04.2021-21.04 2024) and a permanent member of the Ethics Council of the OG Filantropia Clinic Hospital Bucharest (02.09.2022-01.09.2025).

ARNIS is a member of the Health Program Monitoring Committee at the Ministry of European Investments and Projects since December 2022.

ARNIS has received recognition at:

  • EFCNI Award at the Parent Organization Summit in Germany for Pandemic Work in Healthcare Training 2022
  • EFCNI Award at the Parent Organization Summit in Germany for lifetime achievement in 2020
  • Jury award at the COPAC Gala for the category “The project of an association of people with the greatest impact” – Little humans in therapy in 2018
  • First prize in the Budget/Efficiency section for the Fire of Love project at the Civil Societies Gala in 2015


Bank account: IBAN – RO07INGB0000999904198945 (RON) or RO77INGB0000999903935106 (EUR) at ING Bank in Romania, SWIFT Code: INGBROBU

Email: contact@arnis.ong
Phone: +40 745 63 9898
Address: Privighetorilor Alley no. 86H, District 1, Bucureşti, Romania, zip code 014031

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