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Increased Access To Vaccination for Newly Arrived Migrants [AcToVax4NAM] [101018349] - Project
Project abstract

Increased Access to Vaccination for Newly Arrived Migrants (NAM)- AcToVax4NAM aims to improve vaccination access for NAM making access conditions equitable & guaranteed. The project responds to 2020 WP’s specific topic “Increased access to vaccination for newly arrived migrants in first-line, transit & destination countries”. Objectives: (1) Describe immunization guidance, reception & vaccination offer systems for NAMs (2) Characterize system barriers hindering immunization of NAMs & identify possible solutions
-Reinforce networking capacity among institutional & non-institutional organizations & actors to address health literacy & cultural competency of the health care system with respect to NAM immunization. (3) Strengthen health literacy & responsiveness of organizations, health care professionals and other health operators (such as cultural mediators) to increase capacity building & cultural sensitivity of the health care system for promoting NAM’s active immunization (4) Develop country specific action-oriented flow charts to improve access to immunization comprising identified barriers & proposed solutions/tools/strategies validated by the target group (6) pilot test & evaluate country specific solutions to overcome system barriers emphasizing the life course approach, produce final recommendations & create networks of collaboration. AcToVax4NAM targets health and social care professionals and other related professionals such as mediators working with NAM. The final beneficiaries are NAMs. Expected results/outputs: (1) Updated knowledge on reception & vaccination systems/conceptual framework (2) Country specific information on system barriers & relevant solutions/logic flow charts/Database with tools (3) Capacity building to strengthen health literacy perspectives among target groups/related activities and training (4) Pilot testing solutions to overcome system barriers and demonstrate concrete and effective practices to increase coverage/Recommendations.