Better statistics for better health

for pregnant women and their babies

  • EU project COVID-19 PHIRI

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    We are part of the PHIRI project. Its aims is to set up a reasearch infrastructure to facilitate and generate the best available evidence for reasearch on health and well-being of populations as impacted by COVID-19.


  • Article in open access

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    Using Robson's Ten-Group Classification system for comparing caesarean section rates in Europe: an analysis of routine data from the Euro-Peristat study, along with a commentary by Professor Michael Robson (see here)


  • The European Perinatal Health Report 2015


    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 in 2015".

    This new report is based on data covering over five million births in the year 2015 compiled from public national satistical systems in the EU member states and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.


  • 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 EU project InfAct

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    We are part of InfAct. It aims to provide a sustainable solution for health information networks in Europe and a better coordination of health information surveillance strategies and data collection in Europe.



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 and 2018. 

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 Directorate for Health and Food Safety. We are part of the InfAct Project to promote sustainable health reporting in Europe.

We have been featured as one of the 20 successful projects funded by the EU Health Programmes.

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Euro-Peristat participates in the InfAct project, the new Joint Action on Health Information. 

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