About Forum

   The Russian Federation is devoted to its healthcare obligations accepted as part of the G8 initiative on reducing infant and maternal mortality.

   During the Canadian summit in June 2010 the G8 leaders passed the Muskoka Initiative concerning the protection of newborns, children under the age of 5 and mothers in developing countries. This Initiative, which was supported by most of the governments and private funds, is aimed at significantly contributing to the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5, which were proclaimed at the UN Millenium Summit in October 2000.

   In October 2011 and December 2012 international forums were held in Moscow and St.Petersburg respectively as important steps in realizing the Muskoka Initiative in Russia. These forums were aimed at reducing infant and child mortality and working out strategic and practical recommendations relevant to the situations in the partner countries.

   We would like to inform you that from the 15th to 17th April 2014 the III International Forum “Reducing child mortality - the Russian experience of universal pediatric care coverage for child population  as an instrument of achieving the Millennium Development Goals” will be taking place in Moscow.

   The goal of the Forum is to elaborate recommendations on child health and pediatric education issues relevant to the peculiarities of their development in partner states. For this reason specialists in pediatrics, public health, neonatology, anesthesiology / emergency medicine, nutrition and dietetics and pediatric surgery are invited to participate in the Forum.

   In order to make the educational activities at the Forum as effective as possible, and to exchange practical experience between Russian and foreign specialists, scientific seminars, practical seminars and trainings will be conducted there.