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Public Health Interventions to Mitigate Early Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Poland

This study aimed (1) to present public health interventions to mitigate the early spread of SARS-CoV-2 implemented in Poland between January 9 and March 29, 2020, and (2) to analyze the potential impact of these regulations on the early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Poland. All legal regulations published in the Journal of Laws between January 9 and March 29, 2020, were analyzed. Out of 406 legal regulations identified, 56 were related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

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. 

Assisted Voluntary Return from Poland and Reintegration for Irregular Migrants (ITR II)

The project is a continuation of a project co-funded by European Return Fund 2008-9 Assistance in Voluntary Return from Poland and Reintegration for Irregular Migrants. It aims to assist around 2400 migrants, who have been refused refugee status or who have been issued the decision which indicates an obligation to leave the territory of the Republic of Poland, or recognised as victims of trafficking.

Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegration of Unsuccessful Asylum Seekers in Poland - Phase II (AVRR II)

The project aims to enable some 205 aliens, who have not obtained refugee status in Poland, to return to and to reintegrate in their countries of origin. The project involves counselling on return opportunities as well as providing potential beneficiaries with reliable and impartial information regarding the situation and perspectives in their countries of origin. IOM will assist those who qualify for the project by helping them obtain travel documents, organising the return travel including transit and/or reception assistance, and reintegration assistance in the country of origin.

Best Practices in Psychological Support to Victims of Trafficking - Expert Seminar (BPPSES)

The aim of this project is to share experience and identify best practices in psychological counselling of victims of trafficking. This project will enhance co-operation between psychologists and service providers to victims of trafficking through exchange of ideas and expertise, as well as assist in forming a trans-national network and facilitate sharing best practices. It responds to the increasing caseload of trafficking in human beings and recognises the significant role that psychological assistance plays in victims' rehabilitation.

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.