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.
Building upon the pilot project on resettlement from Egypt to Portugal in 2015 and with a view to extending the scope of IOM’s assistance to the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) in the framework of the Collaboration Protocol signed between SEF and IOM in April 2015, this project is intended to provide comprehensive resettlement services to those refugees identified by the Government of Portugal for resettlement to Portugal in 2016 and 2017. Resettlement will take place from Egypt for what concerns those to be resettled under the 2015 annual quota.
The project is intended to contribute to respecting and upholding the human rights standards of migrants under administrative detention by strengthening the IOM collaboration with SEF for information and counselling to irregular migrants, for upgrading knowledge and capacities of staff working at detention facilities for migrants and for monitoring the Portuguese reception in detention model.
Introduction: The background paper presented here is based on findings from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study. The HBSC research network is an international, multidisciplinary alliance of researchers working together since 1982. In 2005/6, 41 countries and regions in Europe and North America collected data as part of the HBSC Study. The overall aim of the study is to gain new insights and increase understanding of adolescent health behaviour.
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.