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Training for Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Officers

Within the Equi-Health project “Fostering health provision for migrants, Roma and other vulnerable groups”, extensive assessments based on desk reviews, field work and multi-stakeholder consultations on the migrant reception process in Southern EU Member States were conducted in 2013 and finalized in 2014 with the publication of Situational Analysis Reports (SAR).

Based on the consultations and needs identified during the field work, as well as prior IOM work on health and border management (PHBLM project), training modules for law enforcement officers and health professionals were developed as a set of interactive educational materials on migration and border management including information on migration, health and cultural competence. 

A number of regional and national activities have been organized in order to enhance the capacity of public health authorities, law enforcement services and healthcare providers. More specifically, the target groups are Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Officers working at First Reception centres.

The activities implemented include Regional Peer Reviews, Trainings of Trainers (ToT), and Roll Outs on Migration and Health to enhance the capacity of the law enforcement authorities and medical personnel in the Southern EU Member States to deliver better quality medical services for migrants. The training modules, reviewed and adjusted according to the needs of each country, covered 1) Migration & Health, 2) Well-being: Public/Individual Health, 3) Intercultural Competence:

Module I – Migration Health, Training Units:

  • Global and European trends of Migration
  • Migration Health
  • Public Health Ethics

Module II – Occupational Health and Well Being, Training Units:

  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases, socioeconomic and cultural factors
  • Occupational Health: well-being at work place
  • First aid
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Migration
  • Caring for vulnerable groups
  • Copying with Grief (Added recently to address the current situation especially in Greece and Italy).

Module III – Intercultural Competence, Training Units:

  • Introduction to Intercultural Competence
  • Communication Skills
  • Intercultural Mediation in Health Care


Implementation in Member States:


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