18 May 2016 - The Portuguese Directorate General for Health, DG SANTE and CHAFEA organized the Conference on Migrants and Health actions in Lisbon, Portugal on 12-13 May 2016 in collaboration with IOM and ADAPT.
The conference aimed at sharing knowledge and good practices on Health and Migrants and on how to improve Member States’ capacities in tackling health inequalities, acquired through the Health inequalities and Health security actions implemented within the framework of the Health Programme 2008-2013 and 2014-2020.
IOM MHD RO Brussels participated and actively contributed to the plenary and meeting sessions on European actions on Health and Migrations, and on the training and capacity building initiatives, in which the trainings for health professional and law enforcement officers carried out within the Equi-Health project were presented.
Furthermore, IOM MHD RO Brussels also chaired the session and resented and updated the latest developments within the Re-HEALTH project “Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges”, as part of the actions to support Member States under particular migratory pressure under the EU 3rd Health Programme.
IOM organized and collaborated in the organization of the two adjoining EU level Conferences attended by more than 130 participants from countries across Europe, including university professors and researcher in the field of health and migration, health professionals, as well as experts and representatives from regional and national Ministries of Health and Interior, civil society organizations, Public Health and research institutes, and associations specialized in the field of migration and health.