Pilot project provides care for pregnant women and babies in the prison system of SP

Action starts in prison units in the Capital and will also have monitoring and disease prevention

The Secretariat for Penitentiary Administration (SAP) implemented a new care protocol for pregnant women, postpartum women and babies in the prison system of São Paulo. The pilot project, championed by the Prison System Health Coordination (CSSP), provides standardized care in prenatal care until the child’s sixth month of life, focusing on the health of mothers and children.

The protocol provides for the monitoring and prevention of diseases and comorbidities, the transmissibility of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and other care that fits the gestational and postpartum period.

The action will establish lines of care for pregnant women, mothers and babies in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo (RMSP), creating service flows. The objective is to carry out 100% of the prenatal exams by the basic health unit (UBS) referenced in the territory of the female prison units served, enabling the inclusion of women in the “Mãe Paulistana” Network, in addition to providing care to newborns and babies. with up to six months of life in the same UBS.

Until February of this year, 14 pregnant women, eight puerperal women and eight babies were being followed up, undergoing periodic consultations according to medical advice. The numbers may vary due to different circumstances such as sentence progression, transfers, childbirth, among others.

The Prison Population Health Care Planning and Management Group (GPGASPP), which monitors the actions, observes that the project establishes lines of care as provided by the Unified Health System (SUS), and this work is extremely important for screening for diseases, as well as for carrying out tests and starting immunization according to the schedule established by the Ministry of Health (MOH).