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MHD RO co-organizer and active participant in International Conference on Intercultural Mediation in Healthcare

4 October 2013 - IOM MHD co-organized and actively participated in the International Conference on Intercultural Mediation in Healthcare in Huelva, Spain (19-20th of September 2013), organized by the University of Huelva, Junta de Andalucia, Sociedad Andaluza de Medezina Familiar y Communitaria, Red Isir Immiracion y Salud and other partners. Mrs. Roumyana Benedict, IOM Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor for Europe and Central Asia and Mr. Guglielmo Schinina, Head, Mental Health, Psychological Response and Intercultural Communication Section, IOM (Geneva) opened the conference with key speaker interventions under a plenary session on “European intercultural mediation models in health care and challenges for health systems”.

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MHD RO Brussels key speaker at the European Health Forum Gastein (2-4 October 2013, Austria)

1 October 2013 - IOM MHD RO Brussels is to participate at a workshop on “Anti-discrimination in health” organized by DG Sanco within its first session at the European Health Forum Gastein - the leading health policy event in the EU. The workshop has for objectives to identify issues in relation to discrimination in the access to healthcare in the EU, highlight the European Commission's commitment to the promotion and protection of fundamental rights in access to healthcare and discuss EU and Member States’ possible actions on improving the access to healthcare in the EU. Mrs. Roumyana Benedict, IOM Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, and Equi-Health Project Manager, is to participate in the panel discussion of the workshop.

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