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EC DG SANTE launched a Personal Health Record

19 November 2015 - The European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis presented the "Personal Health Record" in Greece where he met with the Greek authorities and NGOs in Athens and visited a refugees reception centre on the island of Lesvos on the 19th of November 2015.The document prepared by the EC DG SANTE in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration will be introduced at the hotspots to help health propessionals to evaluate migrants' medical needs and to reconstruct their medical history. The Personal Health Record is accompanied ny a Handbook to be used by health professionals.

CHAFEA organizes "Bridging epidemology to public health security policy" workshop

The Health Unit of the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) of the EC is organising pre-event workshop "Bridging epidemiology to public health security policy" on 10 November 2015 at the Courtyard Stockholm hotel, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Health Programme workshop will be a pre-event to the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), which will be held on 11-12 November 2015, Stockholm, Sweden. The pre-event is organised in collaboration with the ESCAIDE conference scientific committee from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

If you are interested to participate, please register by written to CHAFEA-EXT-MEETINGS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

The workshop will be webstreamed on the 10 November 2015 from 09:30-17:30, at the Chafea website page

IOM MHD RO Brussels selected for an ECDC tender for a Study on infectious disease health services for refugees and asylum seekers in Europe

6 November 2015 - IOM MHD RO Brussels has been selected for the implementation of an ECDC tender for a Scoping study on infectious disease health services for refugees and asylum seekers in Europe in the context of the recent global events and the large number of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in Europe. The MHD RO proposal was highly rated in the evaluation at 90/100. “The proposal demonstrates a very high level of understanding of the background behind the project and of the project aims”, ECDC stated. MHD RO is involved in all related ECDC Expert Working Groups.

The Migration Policy Group launched E-PDF MIPEX functionmipex logo

6 November 2015 - The Migration Policy Group has officially launched an electronic tool able to generate automatically the 2015 The Migration Integration Policy Index Country Results of all covered countries in PDF files. The E-PDF function is available at: The newest tool will be in favour of the work of policy makers, researchers and experts in the field of migration and integration practices.

The new E-PDF tool includes the presentation of the specific Health Strand that has been added to MIPEX for a first time in 2015 in collaboration with IOM MHD Brussels.

Read more: E-PDF MIPEX function

IOM MHD RO Brussels participated and contributed to a discussuion on Roma and health

2 November 2015 - IOM MHD RO Brussels participated and contributed to the discussions at the conference "Roma health and inclusion - European perspectives" Inputs and discussions on experiences from networks, practices, communities in Vienna on the 30 October 2015.

The event was jointly organized by the Austrian Roma Contact Point, Center for Health and Migration and COST Action "Adapting European health systems to diversity". The objective of the meeting was to discuss on experiences from networks and practices and to present the results of the working group "Improving Roma health policies" organised by COST Action.

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