Bulgaria Health Situation at EU's Southern Borders - Assessment Report

Author/s: IOM MD RO Brussels, Milen Petrov, Mariya Samuilava
Language: English
Publication Type: Technical Report(External)

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This report presents the results of the assessment report of migrant, occupational, and public health which took place in Bulgaria between February and March 2014, and which continuously updated within the framework of the IOM EQUI-HEALTH project "Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups” until April 2015. Migrant Health encompassess the physical, mental, and social well-being of migrants; occupational health refers to the health needs of first line staff engaged in the reception process; and public health discusses the health needs of local population in the host country. 

The content of this report is structured following the IOM/WHO/Spanish Presidency ofthe EU " Global Consultation on Migrant Health" conceptual framework (Madrid, 2010), according to the following pillars: 

  • Policy and legal framework
  • Partnerships, networks and multi-country frameworks
  • Monitoring migrant health 
  • Migrant-sensitive health system 

The Equi-Health project is co-financed under the EU 2012 work plan, within the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).

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