Slovenia

Country Code: 
SI

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.

Content: 

Spotlight: MHD SEECA at Global Events

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. 
 

IOM Holds Three-Day Training for Health Mediators in Ljubljana

Slovenia – From the 20th to the 22nd of September 2016, the Migration Health Department of the IOM Regional Office in Brussels and the IOM Slovenia country office organized a three-day training on health mediation for cultural mediators, co-funded by DG SANTE. In total, 21 participants attended the capacity building event, among them 6 cultural mediators from Slovenia, 5 cultural mediators from Croatia, and representatives of the National Institute for Public Health of Slovenia and the Asylum Centre.

Slovenian Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme 2015 - 2016 (SAVRR) - Slovenia

The project is a follow-up to IOM Ljubljana’s AVRR Programme 2014 – 2015. The proposed programme features the following component: a) Organization of voluntary return and reintegration, including all operational and logistical considerations of return: individual and groups counselling on AVRR, assistance in obtaining travel documents, provision of airline tickets, Fitness to Travel checks, escort assistance, special services for vulnerable groups of migrants etc.

Slovenian Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme 2014 - 2015 (SAVRR)

The project is a direct follow-up to IOM Ljubljana’s AVRR Programme 2013 - 2014, coming to a close on 30 June 2014, which in turn built upon IOM’s AVRR Programmes 2010 – 2012 and 2012 – 2013. The proposed programme features the following two components: a) Information activities: the production and distribution of informational brochures and posters in 9 foreign languages most frequently used by migrants in Slovenia.

Slovenian Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (SAVRR), Slovenia'

The programme will therefore further enhance existing AVRR activities in Slovenia through: facilitating voluntary return operations, providing pre-departure and post-arrival assistance (e.g. promotion/pre-counselling/outreach and reintegration), as well as through capacity building measures for Slovenian national institutions.

Financial Assistance from the Migrant and Refugee Fund for ‘IOM Migrants and Refugees Slovenia’

The project aims at providing necessary assistance and protection to the refugees and migrants arriving or transiting through the country. To this end, the project is intended to enable and support the following priority objectives: 1. Contribute to more efficient migration management by establishing Early Warning Information-Sharing services 2. Support and assist the country authorities in providing adequate reception facilities and services to migrants and refugees through provision of Non-Food items (NFIs). 3.

Infectious disease health services for refugees and asylum seekers during a time of crisis: A scoping study of six European Union countries

Background: Systematic information on infectious disease services provided to refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union (EU) is sparse. We conducted a scoping study of experts in six EU countries in order to map health system responses related to infectious disease prevention and control among refugees and asylum seekers.
 

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.