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IOM MHD RO Brussels and the National School of Public Health Greece carried out Roll-Out Trainings “Migration Health for Health Professionals and Border/Law Enforcement Officers in Greece” in Samos, Chios, and Thessaloniki, Greece, in April 2016

25 April 2016 - The Migration health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels and the National School of Public Health Greece, Department of Sociology carried out roll-out training sessions “Migration Health for Health Professionals and Border/Law Enforcement Officers in Greece” in Samos, Chios, and Thessaloniki on 4-5, 7-8, and 19-22 April 2016 respectively.

Organized within the framework of the Equi-Health project, co-financed by the European Commission’s DG SANTE, the roll-out trainings follows the Training of Trainers on Migration and Health organized in Athens in September 2015. The main objectives of the roll out trainings were to present a training package to increase Health Professionals’ (HPs) and Law Enforcement Officers’ (LEOs) understanding of the health-related border policies and procedures, the health challenges faced by migrant populations, and the importance of appropriate and timely referrals to health authorities.

The call was addressed to health professionals, social scientists, law enforcement officers working or planning to work at First Reception. The training session in Samos counted with the participation of 37 professionals, while 27 participants attended the session in Chios.

Read more: Roll-Out Trainings Samos and Chios, Tessaloniki

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Conference on Migrants and Health actions funded under the Health Programme 2008-2013 and 2014-2020 - Lisbon 12-13 May 2016

22 April 2016 - Organised by the Portuguese Directorate General for Health, DG SANTE and CHAFEA, the conference aims at sharing good practices implemented in the framework of the Health Programme actions addressing Migrants health needs.

To start on 11 May 2016, the joint conference of the EQUI-HEALTH “Fostering Health Provisions for Migrants, Roma and Other Vulnerable Groups” and ADAPT projects, co-organized by IOM and COST Action IS1103 ADAPT (Adapting European health systems to diversity), will take place as a pre-event of the confernce on Migrants and Health Actions.

The joint conference on 11th May will present the results of research on health care policies concerning migrants in 38 mainly European countries, as well as advocating for policy change across Europe to improve access to appropriate health care services for migrants in an irregular situation.

For further information and registration, please see see here.

IOM MHD RO Brussels and the National School of Public Health Greece carried out a Roll-Out Trainings “Migration Health for Health Professionals and Border/Law Enforcement Officers in Greece” in Kos and Lesvos, Greece, in March 2016

5 April 2016 - The Migration health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels and the National School of Public Health Greece, Department of Sociology carried out two roll-out training sessions “Migration Health for Health Professionals and Border/Law Enforcement Officers in Greece” in Kos and Lesvos in March 2016.

Organized within the framework of the Equi-Health project, co-financed by the European Commission’s DG SANTE, the roll-out trainings follows the Training of Trainers on Migration and Health organized in Athens in September 2015. The main objectives of the roll out trainings was to present a training package to increase Health Professionals’ (HPs) and Law Enforcement Officers’ (LEOs) understanding of the health-related border policies and procedures, the health challenges faced by migrant populations, and the importance of appropriate and timely referrals to health authorities.

The call was addressed to health professionals, social scientists, law enforcement officers working or planning to work at First Reception. The two sessions counted with the participation of more than 65 professionals, who positively evaluated the trainings. The two roll-out training sessions will be followed by roll-out training sessions in Samos, Chios and Thessaloniki.

Further information here

The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice has published a special issue on the IOM MHD RO Brussels Progress Report on the implementation of the NRIS (National Roma Integration Strategy) in Spain

4 April 2016 - The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice has published “The Challenge of Equity in Health Policies Aimed at the Roma Population in Spain”, a special issue addressing the contribution of the community psychology to the formulation of transformative public health policies for the Roma.

The paper describes the activities of the Coalition for the Study of Health, Power, and Diversity (CESPYD), the Centre of Community Research and Action at the University of Seville, and the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) for the elaboration of the progress report on the implementation of the NRIS (National Roma Integration Strategy) in Spain.

The multi-stakeholder report was produced under IOM MHD RO Brussels guidance within the framework of the project Equi-Health “Fostering Health Provision for Migrants, the Roma, and other Vulnerable groups, by Manuel García-Ramírez, Marta Escobar-Ballesta and Tona Lizana Alcazo.

Call for CV - Equi-Health Final Evaluation 

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1 April 2016 - The International Organization for Migration - Regional Office in Brussels is looking to contract a consultant to develop an external final evaluation of the Equi-Health Action Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups. The evaluation will examine Equi-Health project implementation from project start on 1st of February 2013 to 31 July 2016 foreseen with extension until 31 January 2017.

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

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.

Deadline for submission: 10 April 2016 (midnight)