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Break Out: Social Obstetrics – The First 1,000 Days of Life – Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam

November 8, 2018, 18:30 - 19:30

There is convincing evidence that improving perinatal* health can reduce inequalities in health later in life. In order to make this happen, Erasmus MC believes that societal valorization programs should be initiated and supported by both universities and government bodies.

Risk accumulation of both medical and non-medical modifiable risk factors contribute to increased perinatal mortality (number of stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life). Effects of poverty and deprivation on perinatal health are substantial and are seen across all immigrant and native European communities.

Societal valorization therefore should result in transdisciplinary obstetric care innovation involving programs, starting even before pregnancy, which integrate pregnancy-related care with public health initiatives and youth care particularly in the more disadvantaged sectors of our communities. Taking this action has the potential to interrupt cycles of deprivation and to address inequalities at their source. Come listen to learn more about this!

*Perinatal refers to the period immediately before and after a baby’s birth.

Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (including Sophia Children’s Hospital) runs a program “Healthy Pregnancy 4 All“. This presentation is given by Adja Waelput, program director of this program.


November 8, 2018
18:30 - 19:30
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