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posted on 06.05.2022, 14:22 by Gerald Haidinger, Jeannette Klimont, Sophie Alexander, Wei-Hong Zhang, Ele Vandervelpen, Marie Delnord, Rumyana Kolarova, Evelin Yordanova, Urelija Rodin, Zeljka Drausnik, Boris Filipovic-Grcic, Theopisti Kyprianou, Vasos Scoutellas, Petr Velebil, Laust Hvas Mortensen, Luule Sakkeus, Liili Abuladze, Mika Gissler, Beatrice Blondel, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Melanie Durox, Marianne Philibert, Jennifer Zeitlin, Jeanne Fresson, Guenther Heller, Bjoern Misselwitz, Aris Antsaklis, Istvan Berbik, Helga Sol Olafsdottir, Karen Kearns, Izabela Sikora, Marina Cuttini, Marzia Loghi, Serena Donati, Rosalia Boldrini, Janis Misins, Irisa Zile, Jelena Isakova, Aline Touvrey-Lecomte, Audrey Billy, Sophie Couffignal, Guy Weber, Miriam Gatt, Jan Nijhuis, Lisa Broeders, PW Achterberg, Ashna Hindori-Mohangoo, Kari Klungsoyr, Rupali Akerkar, Hilde Engjom, Katarzyna Szamotulska, Ewa Mierzejewska, Henrique Barros, Carina Rodrigues, Mihai Horga, Vlad Tica, Lucian Puscasiu, Mihaela-Alexandra Budianu, Alexandra Cucu, Cristian Calomfirescu, Jan Cap, Natasa Tul Mandic, Ivan Verdenik, Oscar Zurriaga, Adela Recio Alcaide, Mireia Jane, Maria Jose Vidal, Karin Kallen, Anastasia Nyman, Tonia Rihs, Alison Macfarlane, Rachael Wood, Kirsten Monteath, Lucy Smith, Siobhan Morgan, Jennifer Hillen
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic exposed multiple shortcomings in national and international capacity to respond to an infectious disease outbreak. It is essential to learn from these deficiencies to prepare for future epidemics. One major gap is the limited availability of timely and comprehensive population-based routine data about COVID-19's impact on pregnant women and babies. As part of the Horizon 2020 PHIRI (Population Health Information Research Infrastructure) project on the use of population data for COVID-19 surveillance, the Euro-Peristat research network investigated the extent to which routine information systems could be used to assess the effects of the pandemic by constructing indicators of maternal and child health and of COVID-19 infection. The Euro-Peristat network brings together researchers and statisticians from 31 countries to monitor population indicators of perinatal health in Europe and periodically compiles data on a set of 10 core and 20 recommended indicators1.


Horizon 202. Grant agreement no. 101018317, the Population Health Information Research Infrastructure (PHIRI).



Euro-Peristat Research Network. Population birth data and pandemic readiness in Europe. BJOG 2022; 129: 179-184.

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