Stakeholders & projects


  • Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
    Launched in 1991 in response to the Innocenti Declaration, to promote practices to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Reproductive, maternal, adolescent & child health
    The WHO Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health addresses key challenges and takes the lead in WHO’s targeted efforts to improve the health of mothers and children and support countries to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 (reducing child mortality) and Millennium Development Goal 5 (improving maternal health) in all countries.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Reproductive, maternal, adolescent & child health
    Provides guidance, training and technical support to governments and their partner agencies to ensure that the health system provides women and their newborns with the skilled care they need.

European Commission (EC)

  • DG Health and Food Safety
    To protect and improve public health, including reproductive health, by monitoring, listening and taking action.
  • EU Health Policy Forum
    Brings together 52 organizations representing European stakeholders in the fields of public health and health care.

Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2016

  • Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2016
    The Millennium Development Goals are the world’s time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions: income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion, while promoting gender equality, education and environmental sustainability.

Sustainable Development Agenda

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • European Child Safety Alliance
    Alliance of more than 30 countries to make the lives of children living in Europe safer by reducing injury, the leading cause of death and disability among children.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • Social and welfare issues - Families and children
    Helps governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability, including writing and evaluating international policies, including for families and children.

World Bank

  • BREATHE (European Commission)
    To study the impact of air pollution in cities on the cognitive development of children.
  • CHICOS (European Commission)
    An inventory of all mother/child cohorts in Europe in order to evaluate information on outcomes and determinants to identify gaps in knowledge and make recommendations for research on important areas at a European level over the next 15 years.
  • DALI (European Commission)
    To set uniform European standards for interventions, to collect reliable data on gestational diabetes mellitus and to evaluate the effectiveness of three intervention strategies to prevent diabetes during pregnancy.
  • EarlyNutrition (European Commission)
    To elucidate the scientific basis for the effect of nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy and infancy on various bodily functions and to fill in the gaps between scientific advances and their practical implementation with recommendations for daily life.
  • ENRIECO (European Commission)
    To advance knowledge on causal environment–health relations in pregnancy and birth by providing access to data from past and current studies funded by the European Commission and national programmes. The project will bring together over 30 pregnancy–birth cohorts and information on nearly 250 000 newborns, infants and children in Europe.
  • EUROPeristat
    To monitor and evaluate maternal and child health in the perinatal period (during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum) in Europe with valid, reliable indicators.
  • HELIX (European Commission)
    To exploit novel tools and methods to characterise early life exposure to environmental hazards and to integrate and link it with data on major child health outcomes.
  • Maternal Health Pilot Project
    Information for anyone interested in maternal and child health and a resource to allow Rotarians to become involved in the area.
  • NUTRIMENTHE (European Commission)
    A research project funded by the European Commission through its 7th Framework Programme that looked at the role diet plays in children's mental performance, involving scientists from 20 organisations in nine countries.
  • RICHE (European Commission)
    A virtual research community with information on child health, comprising recent scientific publications, grey literature and research projects.
  • TACTICS (European Commission)
    Large, multi year initiative to provide better information, practical tools and resources to support adoption and implementation of evidence based good practice for the prevention of injury to children and young people in Europe.
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