Italy Health Situation at EU's Southern Borders – Assessment Report

Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels, Giuliana Urso, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Emanuela Del Zotto
Language: English
Publication Type: Technical Report(External)

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This document has been developed within the framework of the EQUI-HEALTH project  ("Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”) EC/DG SANTE co-funded Southern EU Border component (MH SEUB) to present the findings of the IOM desk review and field work held in Sicily - Italy from 4th to 18th September 2013. The Eui-Health desk review and field work assessment aim to  address: 1) migrants ' health; 2) occupational health; and 3) public health under the overall lens of equity and well management of migration during the different stages of the reception processof complex migration flows, from rescue at sea onward, including detention and reception centres. 

The desk review and field work findings are presented 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).

Region/Country (by coverage)
International Organization for Migration