Eight NGOs will support the health authorities of 11 Member States (BE, BG, DE, EL, ES, FR, HR, IT, NO, SE, SI) in providing adequate and accessible health services to newly arrived migrants with a sp...
Eight NGOs will support the health authorities of 11 Member States (BE, BG, DE, EL, ES, FR, HR, IT, NO, SE, SI) in providing adequate and accessible health services to newly arrived migrants with a specific focus on children, unaccompanied minors and pregnant women. Where needed, flexible and adaptive mobile health surveillance and response units will identify arrival and transit locations and provide general health assessments. Individual mental and physical health assessments will be conducted using the standardized personal health record developed by IOM and DG SANTE. Migrants will receive a health booklet to facilitate referrals to adequate and accessible primary healthcare (including vaccinations). Psychosocial support and preventative care will also be delivered. Depending on the rapidly changing context, and as long as adequate patient privacy can be ensured, actions will take place in mobile units, in temporary ‘clinics’ or in already existing centres run by the partner organizations or one of their associate local partners. Wherever possible, access to national health systems will be supported through social and health mediation activities and the provision of information on migrants’ rights to access care.
Experiences and lessons learned will be systematically shared with local, national and European health authorities. Core indicators on migrants’ health and main vulnerability factors will be routinely collected and used both to improve field teams’ responses and to inform health authorities. Finally, teams’ capacities will be reinforced through active European coordination and mutual learning mechanisms, including an intermediary workshop.
As a result, geographically changing needs will continuously be assessed and met, cross-border health threats will be reduced, local coordination between all operational actors will be improved and applicants and their teams’ capacities in responding to urgent migrants’ health needs will be strenghtened.