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II Workshop Internacional Health and Citizenship: Equity in maternal-child healthcare in times of crisis
(Communication - EU-wide - Multilingual)

Begin 27/02/2014 - 09:00

End 28/02/2014 - 19:00

Venue Auditório B-104 do Edifício II do ISCTE-IUL

Organiser ISCTE-IUL & Universidade do Porto

Website http://www.iscte-iul.pt/en/home.aspx

Conference Presentation

«In the current context of crisis, uncertainty and progressive impoverishment of an increasing part of the population in Portugal and other Southern European countries, one of the greatest risks is the deterioration of health and the increase of health inequalities, particularly in populations living under conditions of vulnerability and social exclusion.
This includes immigrants, their descendants and other groups suffering with particular strength the consequences of the crisis as a result of unemployment, economic instability, the general precarization of working and living conditions, and the retrenchment of the Welfare State.

In this scenario, immigrant pregnant women and mothers are one of the most vulnerable groups, together with those at risk of social exclusion, including native women. Assuming that health and healthcare are a matter of human rights, the reduction of healthcare inequalities among pregnant women and mothers is a key challenge for the present and future health of Europeans.

The II International Workshop “Health and citizenship: Equity in maternal-child healthcare in times of crisis” is intended to provide a forum for researchers, academics, policy makers, healthcare providers and users, and the civil society , in order to share multidisciplinary knowledge on the impact of the crisis on maternal-child health and healthcare, and discuss policies, practices and strategies oriented to promote equity in maternal-child healthcare in times of crisis.

This International Workshop is organized as part of the research project “Health and citizenship: Gaps and needs in intercultural healthcare to immigrant mothers” (Ref.PTDC/CS-SOC/113384/2009), funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT), Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal.
Preliminary results of this research project will be presented during the conference.»

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