Filter on [TOPICS=Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges]

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
8 NGOs for migrants/refugees' health needs in 11 countries [8 NGOs in 11 States]
Eight NGOs will support the health authorities of 11 Member States (BE, BG, DE, EL, ES, FR, HR, IT, NO, SE, SI) in providing adequate and accessible health services to newly arrived migrants with a sp...
Eight NGOs will support the health authorities of 11 Member States (BE, BG, DE, EL, ES, FR, HR, IT, NO, SE, SI) in providing adequate and accessible health services to newly arrived migrants with a specific focus on children, unaccompanied minors and pregnant women. Where needed, flexible and adaptive mobile health surveillance and response units will identify arrival and transit locations and provide general health assessments. Individual mental and physical health assessments will be conducted using the standardized personal health record developed by IOM and DG SANTE. Migrants will receive a health booklet to facilitate referrals to adequate and accessible primary healthcare (including vaccinations). Psychosocial support and preventative care will also be delivered. Depending on the rapidly changing context, and as long as adequate patient privacy can be ensured, actions will take place in mobile units, in temporary ‘clinics’ or in already existing centres run by the partner organizations or one of their associate local partners. Wherever possible, access to national health systems will be supported through social and health mediation activities and the provision of information on migrants’ rights to access care.

Experiences and lessons learned will be systematically shared with local, national and European health authorities. Core indicators on migrants’ health and main vulnerability factors will be routinely collected and used both to improve field teams’ responses and to inform health authorities. Finally, teams’ capacities will be reinforced through active European coordination and mutual learning mechanisms, including an intermediary workshop.

As a result, geographically changing needs will continuously be assessed and met, cross-border health threats will be reduced, local coordination between all operational actors will be improved and applicants and their teams’ capacities in responding to urgent migrants’ health needs will be strenghtened.
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/03/2017

Call: Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Supporting health coordination, assessments, planning, access to health care and capacity building in Member States under particular migratory pressure (SH-CAPAC) [SH-CAPAC]
The general objective of the project is to support EU Member States (MS) under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges. Specific objectives of the project are to s...
The general objective of the project is to support EU Member States (MS) under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges. Specific objectives of the project are to support MS’s coordination, assessments, planning of a public health response, fostering access to health care and capacity building efforts through training of health workers. Target countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (first arrival and transit countries); Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Malta, Sweden, The Netherlands (traditional destination countries); and Portugal, Poland, Spain (new destination countries). The ultimate beneficiaries are registered and unregistered refugees asylum seekers and other migrants, while direct beneficiaries are the health systems of each EU MS and their health workers. The project will contribute to meeting the objectives and priorities of the Annual Work Programme 2015. SH-CAPAC is being submitted by 7 European health institutions, 6 of them have developed the EU-funded MEM-TP project under the same lead institution (EASP, Spain). The partners will function as a collective entity for developing the necessary instruments and tools through a division of labour; carrying out regional advocacy and capacity building activities; conducting site visits to target countries for specific technical assistance; coordination activities with national health authorities and other relevant national stakeholders as well as with relevant international organisations and the EU. The project comprises 6 WP -including different tools and instruments to be developed- which are organized as a set of processes that will be structured as complementary, intertwined and synergistic streams of work, mutually reinforcing each other. They are intended primarily to support MS to strengthen their health systems for addressing the health needs of the refugee, asylum seekers and other migrant populations.
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Commmon Approach for REfugees and other migrants' health [CARE]

Since 2011 the geopolitical instability in the Middle East and North Africa has been contributing to exceptional flows of migrants to South European countries. According to IOM estimates, 769,399 ref...

Since 2011 the geopolitical instability in the Middle East and North Africa has been contributing to exceptional flows of migrants to South European countries. According to IOM estimates, 769,399 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Italy, Greece and Malta during the period 1 January - 6 November 2015. WHO does not recommend obligatory screening of refugee and migrant populations for diseases, because there is no clear evidence of benefits but strongly recommends offering and providing health checks at the entry points to ensure access to health care for all refugees and migrants in need of health protection, specific population groups (children, pregnant women, elderly) included. But migrant’s health deserves to be profoundly understood and clinical attitude accordingly adapted. That’s why migrants’ health needs are at the very centre of the today discussion and multidisciplinary teams identified as the most appropriate approach to tackle them. This model results to be effective particularly in approaching even more fragile subgroups, such as minors, pregnant women and victims of violence. The project, which can count upon the endorsement of 5 MS governments experiencing strong migration flows, deploys its potential throughout 8 WPs, all tailored addressing different aspects of migrant’s health, with a view to hosting societies. Among them, three WPs are horizontal, namely coordination, results dissemination and evaluation. Other WPs do sustain the health of migrants within the hotspots and migrants’ centres, produce evidence based instruments to manage health threats and syndromic surveillance, offer a way for tracking migrant’s health on the move, produces training and information material for health staff and general public as well as intervene into the public/private relationships to promote a new governance model for migration public policies.
Start date: 01/04/2016 - End date: 31/03/2017

Call: Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges