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IOM MHD RO Brussels participates in a workshop on Health Mediation in Paris

16 December 2016 - The Association pour l'Accueil des Voyageurs (AŠAV) held the workshop Health Mediators: A recognized approach, a job to be promoted in the direction of people in vulnerable situation, on 12 December in Paris.

Organized with the support of Public Health France and the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the workshop aimed at discussing the conditions for the recognition of Roma mediation in health.

The meeting was set to review the conditions that guarantee the neutrality and independence of mediators and the capability of moving towards the empowerment of people. In addition, roundtables were also organized to welcome the testimony and expertise of associations, institutions, mediators and health professionals, including representatives from ARS Normandie, ARS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and ARS Pays de Loire.

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National Stakeholder Consultation on Migration Health Policy held in Berlin

29 November 2016 - IOM MHD RO Brussels in collaboration with the IOM Germany, organized within the framework of the Equi-Health project a National Stakeholder Consultation on Migration Health Policy on 28 November 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Hosted by the European Commission Representation in Germany, the consultation aimed at presenting the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), and particularly for discussion, the draft MIPEX Health strand country report for Germany, developed by the MHD RO Brussels in collaboration with COST Action IS1103, Adapting European Health Systems to Diversity (ADAPT), and the Migration Policy Group (MPG).

Attended by representatives from Hessen Ministry for Social and Integration, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry for Science, Work and Health, the German Hospital Federation, the Senate Administration for Health and Social and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV – Spitzenverband), the meeting also provided the ground to discuss further contributions and comments from participants, moderated by a panel of additional German experts besides the contributors to the MIPEX Health strand country report for Germany.

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The Human Cost of Living in Limbo: Health issues of being an irregular migrant – 17th November 2016 Oslo, Norway

24 November 2016 - As part of the IOM Norway mission’s aim to increase information and awareness on migration issues among individuals and organisations involved in working with migrants, particularly regarding migrants’ health, the seminar “the Human Cost of Living in Limbo” was organized on the 17th Nobember 2016 in Oslo. For this purpose, IOM Norway collaborated with the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (Fagforbundet) and the Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research (NAKMI) to co-host this seminar, aiming at further collaboration in the future.

The seminar had the overall objective to introduce and provide an in-depth presentation on the human cost of living as an irregular migrant in Norway to a variety of participants, including NGOs working in the field humanitarian action, asylum seekers and health, public authorities and health care providers as well as volunteer groups involved with various migrants issues. The meeting also aimed at enhancing participants’ awareness on core principles related to return migration (Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration - AVVR programme) and services IOM provides under this programme.

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IOM MHD RO Brussels participates at two pre-conference workshops to the 9th European Public Health Conference in Vienna

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14 November 2016 - Prior to the 9th edition of the European Public Health Conference organized on 10-12 November 2016 in Vienna, IOM MHD RO Brussels participated and contributed to the pre-conference events “Enhancing evidence-informed decision-making to support resilient and sustainable health systems in Europe” and “Migrant health - Economics, Human rights, and Quality of Care”.

Organized by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) at the Austria Center Vienna, the pre-event “Enhancing evidence-informed decision-making to support resilient and sustainable health systems in Europe” aimed at identifying the ways to promote a common framework of evidence-informed health policies and interventions in European public health systems.

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