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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.

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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)

IOM MHD RO Brussels and the COST ADAPT network organized an Expert Working Group Meeting on Consensus Guidelines on access to healthcare services for migrants in irregular situations, on 17 March 2016

21 March 2016 - The Migration health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels and the COST ADAPT network held a an Expert Working Group Meeting (EWG) on Consensus Guidelines on access to healthcare services for migrants in irregular situations in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 March 2016.

Organized within the framework of the Equi-Health project, co-financed by the European Commission’s DG SANTE, the meeting aimed at deciding on an outline for the Guidelines on access to healthcare services for migrants in irregular situations, which will review the known facts and the arguments for change, as well as addressing the political and technical obstacles that have to be tackled.

Read more: EWG March Brussels

IOM MHD RO Brussels and the Secretariat General for Public Health Greece organized a Regional Consultation (RC) Health throughout the reception process: Inter-sectorial dialogue, in Athens, Greece, on 8 March 2016.

14 March 2016 - The Migration health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels and the Secretariat General for Public Health of the Hellenic Ministry of Health held a Regional Consultation (RC) Health throughout the reception process: Inter-sectorial dialogue in Athens, Greece, on 8 March 2016.

Organized within the framework of the Equi-Health project, co-financed by the European Commission’s DG SANTE and with the contribution of IOM MHD HQ and IOM Athens, the Consultation aimed at fostering an inter-sectorial dialogue on migration health and developing recommendations into national and EU-level migration health policy and practice.

Read more: Regional Consultation Athens 8 March 2016