Better statistics for better health

for pregnant women and their babies

  • Trends in caesarean section rates in Europe from 2015 to 2019 using Robson's classification: a Euro-Peristat study

    The Euro-Peristat research group is pleased to announce a new scientific publication in the BJOG "Trends in caesarean section rates in Europe from 2015 to 2019 using Robson's Ten Group Classification System: A Euro-Peristat study".

    In this article, the TGCS shows varying trends and rates among countries of Europe. These comparisons can provide insight into strategies to reduce CS without clinical indication.


  • EU project COVID-19 PHIRI

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    We are part of the PHIRI project, ending this November 2023. Its aims were to set up a research infrastructure to facilitate and generate the best available evidence for research on health of populations as impacted by COVID-19. It was sucessfull and led to few scientific publications.For more information on the project, see the PHIRI website.


  • The European Perinatal Health Report, 2015-2019

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    The Euro-Peristat network is pleased to announce the publication of a new European Perinatal Health Report, "Core indicators of the health and care of pregnant women and babies in Europe from 2015 to 2019".

    In this report, participating members in 24 European Union member states and Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom contributed data on nine Euro-Peristat core indicators for the five years from 2015 to 2019.


  • Scientific publications

    Euro-Peristat conducts research on maternal and child health and care using data from routine statistical systems in Europe. We also produce commentaries on questions of interest in perinatal health monitoring.

    See our list of publications here

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The objective of the Euro-Peristat Network is to establish a high quality, innovative, internationally recognized and sustainable European perinatal information system. This system's goal is to produce data and analysis on a regular basis for use by national, European and international stakeholders who make decisions about the health and health care of pregnant women and newborns.

Euro-Peristat began in 1999 as part of the EU's Health Monitoring Programme and now has official representation from 31 countries across Europe and a large network of contributing experts.

We developed a list of recommended indicators for perinatal health surveillance and have collected data on these indicators. Our data on mothers' and babies' health status and care in Europe have been the basis of many scientific publications. We have published European Perinatal Health Reports in 2008, 2013, 2018, and 2022. 

The project is coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, in Paris. The project receives funding from the European Commission. We are part of the PHIRI Project to promote sustainable health reporting in Europe.


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Euro-Peristat participates in the PHIRI project.