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Health and Illness in Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees Arriving at Europe's Shores: Analysis of the Electronic Personal Health Record System in Seven Countries

Background: The electronic Personal Health (ePHR) Record is a health information system for newly arriving migrants that has been implemented in seven European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia). This is a cross-sectional study of all migrants who attended as part of the health assessment programme established in the reception centres between 2016 and 2019 that provides a comprehensive overview of illness and health in the migrant cohort.

RO Vienna MHD Annual Newsletter 2018

Overall consolidated report of the migration health activities in the IOM South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asian (SEEECA) region in 2018.  The report covers the activities of country missions and the regional office on Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants (H2/MA) and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations (H3/MP) programme.

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Spotlight: MHD SEECA at Global Events

Enhancing Social Protection for Migrants in Vulnerable Situation in Serbia

IOM has witnessed an increase in overall protection concerns amongst stranded migrants in the reception centres, particularly among UAMC. The aim of this proposed project, IOM in close coordination with MoLESVP, will be twofold: 1. More coherent and more coordinated provision of psychosocial support in the reception centres; 2. Improved provision of community-based social protection services to migrants as well as organisation of leisure time.

Support to Health, Communal and Social Services in Serbian Municipalities Hosting Migrants and Refugees

The action is a combination of interventions which are grouped into five work-packages (WPs). Each of the WPs is clearly connected to the specific objectives of the Call for Proposals. Each of the activities, outcomes and outputs responds directly to the specific needs of target groups and beneficiaries. WP0: Assessment of Priorities and Support Steering Committee in Decision Making WP1: Facilities and Services in the Health Sector WP2: Communal Infrastructure and Local Services WP3: Community Cohesion WP4: Management

Serbia Floods Rehabilitation Support

The overall objective of this action is to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Serbia to support the municipalities affected by May 2014 floods to restore living and working conditions. By extending assistance for rehabilitation of public buildings of primary importance (kindergartens, schools, medical centres, etc), and private houses, this project will directly aid the recovery process primarily in the municipalities that suffered the most from the floods (Obrenovac and Krupanj), but also for functioning of public institutions in other affected areas.

Development of specific training modules for health professionals, law enforcement officers and trainers, on migrants' and refugees' health, addressing communicable diseases and mental health problems

This programme should bring to a much better understanding of refugees and migrants’ health condition from the health and law enforcement professionals of EU members states. Furthermore, EU efforts are targeted to support the adaptation of the appropriate clinical attitude towards refugees and migrants’ health needs and in particular towards the mental health needs of fragile subgroups, such victims of violence and stronger control of infectious disease risk in the early phase of migrant’s care.

Implementation of the Personal Health Record as a tool for integration of refugees in EU health systems (Re-HEALTH2) – Belgium

To contribute to the integration of newly-arrived migrants and refugees, including those to be relocated, in the EU Member States’ health systems through the utilization of the PHR/e-PHR - a universal EU tool for health assessments that aims at improving the continuity of care, making medical records available to health professionals within and from reception to destination countries, and facilitating data collection to better understand and meet migrants’ and refugees’ health needs.