To Build a Bridge
Training for Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Officers
Border Management and Detention Procedures: Health Perspective
Migration Health: Better Health for All in Europe
Assisting Migrants and Communities
Improving HIV data comparability
HIV-related data on migrant and ethnic minority populations in EU/EEA/EFTA
Mobility of Health Professionals
MHD RO Brussels Publications
The final Report on the Mechanism for Data Collection is now available here.
The objective of the EQUI-HEALTH action is to improve the access and appropriateness of health care services, health promotion and prevention to meet the needs of migrants, the Roma and other vulnerable ethnic minority groups, including irregular migrants residing in the EU/EEA.
EQUI-HEALTH was launched in February 2013 by the Migration Health Division of the Regional Office for Europe of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project is co-financed under the 2012 work plan, within the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), by direct grant awarded to IOM from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea).
The EQUI-HEALTH action is divided in 3 sub-actions:
1) MIGRANT HEALTH at SOUTHERN EU BORDERS sub-action aim is building a comprehensive multi-sectorial approach in upholding migrant and public health: situational assessments, discussions about data collection mechanisms and referral systems as well as trainings to meet the capacity building needs are taking place to increase the understanding of migrant, occupational and public health, including in open/closed centers and border facilities, and enhance the capacity of public health authorities, law enforcement services and healthcare providers.
TARGET COUNTRIES: Southern EU Member States
COUNTRIES COVERED: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, and Portugal (in certain activities)
2) The ROMA HEALTH sub-action focuses on promoting dialogue among key stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental groups) on Roma health issues. Eight Progress Reports on national strategies (with health focus), will allow EU MS to better monitor, share and strengthen their respective national approaches. A training package for healthcare providers will develop competencies in working with ethnic minorities, including the Roma (Roma health sub-action info sheet).
TARGET COUNTRIES: EU countries with high percentage of Roma nationals and EU MS with high percentage of Roma migrants
CONTRIES COVERED: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain
3) Under the MIGRANT HEALTH sub-action available information on national legal and policy frameworks will be aggregated in the form of country reviews for policy makers linking to the MIPEX (Migrant Integration Policy) index by developing a Health Strand. Thematic study on cost analysis of non-provision of healthcare to migrants and ethnic minorities in support of consensus guidelines on access to healthcare services for those in undocumented situation will foster a harmonized EU approach to access to and provision of healthcare for migrants, Roma and other vulnerable ethnic minority groups.
COUNTRIES COVERED: EU/EEA
Migration Health Annual Review 2014
Migration Initiatives 2014
Health of Migrants
Health and Human Rights
International Migration, Health and Human Rights
MIPEX Health Strand
World Migration Report
World Migration Report 2015: Migrants and Cities
Migration and Health in the European Union
Comprehensive information on health and migration
2013 High Level Dialogue