Short about IHEM
In Europe, 1 one out of 40 pregnancies is affected by a congenital anomalies (birth defects) that can result in medical, social and/or psychological disabilities throughout the lifespan for the affected individuals and their families. When it come to children with disabilities there are often negative consequences in their education, which can have a detrimental effect on their future. Currently the lack of adequate psychosocial training for many health care professionals in Europe to address the medical and treatment aspects that can influences educational achievement is inadequate. The consequences for those individuals with congenital anomalies is that they become unintentionally marginalised in educational settings across Europe, which substantially increases the risk for social exclusion throughout their lifetime.