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ECHOES - the European Community Health Worker Online Survey
20.12.2017
Invitation to Community Health Workers who provide sexual health and support services for MSM (men who have sex with men) in the EU and neighbouring countries.

The ECHOES survey asks about the knowledge, attitudes and practices, as well as training needs of Community Health Workers (CHWs) who provide counselling, testing, psychosocial care and sexual health support around HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections to gay, bisexual and other MSM in the EU and neighbouring countries.
The Association National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) wins 2nd Prize of the third edition of the EU Health Award
29.11.2017
The third edition of the EU Health Award, in which rewards were given to NGOs for their outstanding initiatives in promoting vaccination within the European Union, the Association National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) has won the 2nd prize for its imitative ‘Vaccine Prophylaxis Through Health Mediation In Roma Community’.
Health Mediation models in the EU: Examples of good practices
28.02.2017 IOM
Health Mediation models in the EU: Examples of good practices published online
Guide for intercultural mediation in health care
28.02.2017 IOM
The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Safety of the Food Chain and Environment in Belgium has published the ‘Guide for Intercultural Mediation in Health Care’, a guideline for good practices in intercultural mediation.
Training on Migration Health for Cultural Mediators held on 5-7 December 2016 in Athens, Greece
15.12.2016
Upon request by Médecins sans Frontiers Greece and following the previously organized trainings for cultural mediators in Ljubljana and Rome in September 2016, IOM MHD RO Brussels held a 3-days training course on Migration Health for Cultural Mediators on 5-7 December 2016 in Athens, Greece.

The training had the objective to impart cultural mediators working with migrants with the necessary knowledge needed concerning migrant-related health care and cultural mediation. The sessions aimed at exploring the role and importance of a cultural mediator in facilitating the communication and understanding between diverse individuals and communities in Greece.
X National Meeting “Initiative for Health and Vaccination”
09.12.2016 NNHM, Bulgaria
On 8 December 2016 the X National Meeting “Initiative for Health and Vaccination” took place in Sofia. The project “Initiative for Health and vaccination” is implemented under the patronage of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and the Council of Ministers (National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues). The Initiative partners include the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, State Agency for Child Protection, the National Association of GPs in Bulgaria, "National Network of the mediators in Bulgaria" and GlaxoSmithKline.

The Initiative began in March 2010, regarding the epidemiological situation with the measles outbreak in Bulgaria that affected mainly the hard to reach communities in Bulgaria due to gaps in their immunization coverage. For 12 months there are more than 24,000 registered cases and 24 deaths. 92% of the reported cases of infection are in the Roma population. During 2010 and 2011 four national and eighteen regional meetings were organized to explain the role of the Initiative and to educate the Health mediators, the GPs and the RHIs (Regional Health Inspectorates are part of the Ministry of health’s structures on regional level).
Training for Health Mediators held on 26-28 September 2016 in Rome, Italy
09.12.2016
IOM MHD RO Brussels in collaboration with IOM Rome and the SIMM Italian Society Migration and Health, organized a Training course for trainers on Health Mediation on 26-28 September 2016 in Rome, Italy.

Following the previous training organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the three days training course organized in Rome had the objective to provide health mediators and other professionals working on health migration issues with relevant knowledge and skills concerning migrant-related health care and cultural mediation to support health operators in evaluating migrants’ health needs.
Position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care on the provision of primary care for the Roma in Europe: Roma Health Mediation
26.10.2016 IOM
The position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care on the provision of primary care for the Roma in Europe reflection on Roma Health Mediation as per Roma Inclusion Newsletter October 2016 "In no country the number of RHMs is sufficient yet to cover at least all larger Roma communities"
European Roma Spirit Award Ceremony 2016
10.10.2016
The European Roma Spirit Award was initiated by the Association for Culture, Education and Communication (ACEC), Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Roma Communities as a platform for highlighting positive contributions focused on the social inclusion of the Roma people.
Training for Health Mediators held on 20-22 September 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
29.09.2016
IOM MHD RO Brussels in collaboration with IOM Slovenia and IOM Croatia, organized a Training course for Health Mediators on 20-22 September 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Hosted at the Narodni muzej Slovenije - Metelkova, the training course had the objective to provide health mediators and other professionals working on health migration issues with relevant knowledge and skills concerning migrant-related health care and cultural mediation.
 


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