The European Commission Needs Your Input!

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The European Commission needs your input through a scoping survey in preparation of a high-level conference and the launch of an inducement prize on maternal and newborn health. Read more about the survey below:

Since 1990, significant progress has been achieved in the field of maternal and newborn health (maternal mortality rate has fallen by 45% and child mortality has fallen from 90 to 45 deaths per 1000 live births). Still, we fell short of attaining the Millennium Development Goals that aimed for maternal mortality rate to be reduced by 75% and for child mortality to be reduced to 30 deaths per 1000 live births. What are the reasons of this failure and what needs be done differently?

We are seeking your input on these important questions for 2 main reasons: the first is to shape the agenda and content of a conference on maternal and newborn health that will be held in December 2015 in Brussels. This conference will be attended by high-level representatives of all stakeholders in the field.

The second reason for this questionnaire is to prepare the launch of an inducement prize that will reward a breakthrough in the field of maternal and newborn health. This prize will not only allow the winner to continue the development of his/her innovation, but it will also raise public awareness on the important challenges faced in the field of maternal and newborn health.

This questionnaire is thus the opportunity for you to have your voice heard and taken into account when designing the European and global strategy to reach the Sustainable Development Goals on maternal and newborn health. So please take the time to answer with as much detailed information (please avoid answers such as “more research is needed”) as possible to ensure that your input is clearly understood and enriches the debate.

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Privacy statement: Your reply and personal data will be collected through a web based survey tool. This tool is anonymous, no user data is stored. Only the answers provided by the anonymous users are kept for analysis. The survey tool does not collect personal or confidential information of any kind, nor any IP address from your PC.

Deadline for replies is 30th of April 2015.