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The MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixedmethods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries

Abstract 
 
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out between 2013 and 2017 in 38 countries. 
 

Continuation of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Latvia, Stage VII - Latvia

The proposed project is the seventh continuation of AVRR program for Latvia. The proposal responds towards implementation of the EP Return Directive 2008/115/EC. Since 2009, IOM Riga has implemented AVRR programs in Latvia. This project will further consolidate the AVRR model and offer assisted voluntary return and reintegration assistance to irregular migrants in Latvia who wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin.

Continuation of Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Latvia, Stage VI

The proposed project is the sixth continuation of AVRR programme for Latvia. The proposal responds to-wards implementation of the EP Return Directive 2008/115/EC. Since 2009, IOM Riga has implemented AVRR programmes in Latvia. In previous phases of the project, IOM Riga arranged over 300 voluntary re-turns and assisted over 100 reintegration cases.

Continuation of Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Latvia, Stage V

The proposed project is the fifth continuation of AVRR programme for Latvia. The proposal responds towards implementation of the EP Return Directive 2008/115/EC. Since 2009, IOM Riga has implemented AVRR programmes in Latvia. In previous phases of the project, IOM Riga arranged over 200 voluntary returns and assisted several dozen reintegration cases.

Migration health: Better health for all in Europe

The Assisting Migrants and Communities (AMAC): Analysis of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities has been an initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), implemented with the support of the European Commission’s Health Programme and the Office of the Portuguese High Commissioner for Health, which has contributed to recent efforts to tackle health inequalities in relation to migration in Europe.
 

Maternal and child healthcare for immigrant populations

Migration represents a great opportunity for the European Union. It counteracts the demographic ageing and enhances Europe’s economic potential by meeting the needs of an increasingly demanding labour market and by contributing to socio-cultural enrichment. A holistic and sensitive policy framework needs to be developed in order to provide quality health care to migrant mothers and their children.

Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

The achievement of good mental health levels is important for the economic and social welfare of a society. Due to the circumstances surrounding the migration process, migrant populations have been found to disproportionately face mental health problems when compared to host populations. On the other hand, in today’s EU multicultural societies, mental health care approaches are often ineffective, resulting in major disparities especially affecting migrant populations.

Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

This paper aims to highlight the common denominator of cultural training demands and responses of mental health professionals, regardess of the healthcare system, the Europen country of the migrant community concerned, as well as the basic elements to efficiently implement cultural competency within the mental healthcare setting. 

Migration and the right to health in Europe

The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the European legal framework governing migration and health. At the outset, it must be noted that there is a large percentage of European migration that is, in fact, intra-European migration. For EU nationals residing outside of their countries of origin there are numerous challenges that must be overcome in order to realize the right to health. While there is a substantial legal framework in place in the EU to address these challenges, it will not be the focus of this paper.

Migration: A Social Determinant of the Health of Migrants

Migrants are affected by social inequalities and are exposed to several experiences during the migration process which put their physical, mental and social well-being at risk. Migrants’ health is also to a large extent determined by the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services in the host community or country. This article discusses how the migration process and legal status are determinants of migrants’ health.