Why such a project?
Taking care of vulnerable women in the perinatal period is currently at the heart of public health concerns. The society has a duty to assist and intervene so as to protect them better.
According to a poll of Médecins du Monde / « Doctors of the World »* (report 2014) on access to care in Europe, 2/3 of pregnant women don’t have access to perinatal support.
While pregnant women, mothers and their young children should benefit from a specific protection due to their vulnerability, this report shows that access to care of the most vulnerable people is not enough taken into account.
Risk factors make vulnerability worse. We can mention: psychiatric, somatic pathologies, social integration difficulties for undocumented people and migrants, various addictions, extreme youth, great precarity, domestic violence, prostitution…
Within the framework of the European project CapeVfair, the participants from the 4 partner countries (France, Italy, Romania, Spain) note that professionals are still helpless when faced with these people and the problems they encounter.
As a result, how can we tackle these issues at best and develop the skills of professionals for a support that takes into account both the needs of young children and parental abilities?
As the initiator of a strategic partnership project subsidised by the European Union, the Caminante Association wanted to encourage a common reflection to attempt to answer these fundamental questions: the CapeVfair project gathers equitably academic researchers and medico-social professionals.
* Médecins du Monde (« Doctors of the World »), is an international humanitarian non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to healthcare worldwide.