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Call for CV - Summative Analytical Report

13 October 2016 - The International Organization for Migration - Regional Office in Brussels is looking to contract a consultant to develop a summative analytical report within the Equi-Health Action Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups. The summative analytical report will be based on the six Situational Assessment Reports produced to present the results of the assessment of migrant, occupational, and public health which took place in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain. 

You will find the technical details in the Terms of Reference here.

If you are interested, please send your CV by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submission: 27 October 2016 (midnight)

IOM MHD RO Brussels and the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) Association organized 4 round table meetings on Health mediation in Bulgaria between April-June 2016

30 September 2016 - The Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels and the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) Association jointly organized within the framework of the Equi-Health project, four round table meetings on Health mediation in Bulgaria between April-June 2016.

The roundtables aimed at disseminating the activities and results of the Roma Health action, part of the Equi-Health project, including the report on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy 2012-2020, as well as to present the work of the health mediators and discuss the results of a pilot project on health mediation in hospitals, implemented by the NNHM. The meetings took place in Velingrad (12 April 2016), Pleven (17 May 2016), Ruse (18 May 2016), and Biala (29 June 2016).

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IOM MHD RO Brussels participated to the EC/ DG SANTE-EU MS Health Security Committee’s Information meeting on migrant health action at EU level held on 28 September 2016 in Luxembourg

29 September 2016 - Hosted by the European Commission, the meeting had the objective to map the activities of the European Commission in the field of migrants and refugees’ health and to discuss the competences and activities of the Health Security Committee on migrant health.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the European Commission DG SANTE, HOME and ECHO, ECDC as well as delegates of MoH from EU Member States, WHO and UNHCR. The meeting also provided the ground to present the experience of Member States in addressing the health needs of migrants and refugees in their respective territories.

IOM MHD RO Brussels was invited to present on the health challenges and needs of migrants and refugees with the findings and the experience with the two IOM/EC Direct grant agreements Equi-Health and Re-Health, the latter with the development of the E-Personal Health Record (E-PHR) and its platform as well as recent updates on project implementation activities in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia.

The EU Health Security Committee, set up in 2001 at the request of EU Health Ministers and represented by Member States health authorities, which mandate was strengthened with the adoption of the EU cross border Directive, is an advisory group on health security at EU level with the purpose of reinforcing coordination and sharing of best practices and information on national activities and responses on public health emergencies and cross border threats.

IOM MHD speakers will contribute to three sessions at the 19th European Health Forum GASTEIN, taking place on the 28-30 September 2016 in Gastein, Austria.

EuropeanHealthForumGastein27 September 2016 - IOM MHD RO Brussels has been invited upon referral by the European Commission to participate at the 19th European Health Forum Gastein: Demographics and Diversity in Europe - New Solutions for Health, taking place on the 28-30 September 2016.

The 19th edition of the Forum aims at facilitating the establishment of a framework for advising and developing European health policy while recognizing the principle of subsidiarity. The event will also provide a unique platform to promote the results and recent developments of the 2014-2020 EC Public Health Programme actions.

Represented by Dr. Davide Mosca, IOM MHD HQ, will actively contribute to the panel discussion on Health and Migration, which will particularly cover what health issues humanitarian responders need to consider in the context of migration and the impact of migration on health systems. The session ‘Desperate migration and health – impacts and remedies’, organized by the International Peace Institute (IPI), will be focus on the link between migration and health and related challenges. The session will also count with contributions from the Columbia University Medical Centre, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Centre for the Study of Internationalism of the University of London.

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IOM MHD RO Brussels has been nominated for the European Roma Spirit Award 2016

Roma nomination

16 September 2016 – The Regional Intervention on “Health Mediation and the Roma”, part of the IOM/EC/DG SANTE Equi-Health project, Roma Health action, has been nominated for the European Roma Spirit Award 2016.

The European Roma Spirit Award, initiated by the Association for Culture, Education and Communication (ACEC), Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Roma Communities, serve as a platform for highlighting positive contributions focused on the social inclusion of the Roma people in Europe. Furthermore, it supports mutual learning and the multiplication of good practices by launching and fostering cooperation between public authorities, NGOs, private sector, and encourages active participation and cooperation at national and transnational level.

The nomination of the Regional Intervention on “Health Mediation and the Roma”, part of the Equi-Health projects, comes as acknowledgement of the activities implemented, thanks to the active support of project partners, and its contribution to improving the Roma minority situation and dignified Roma integration into a European society, particularly towards the set-up of an European network on Roma Health Mediation as well as for the outstanding cooperation with the action’s partners and the actors and organisations involved, including health mediators and representatives from academia, public authorities and NGOs.