Support Member States under particular migratory pressure
in their response to health related challenges

RE-HEALTH was launched in February 2016 by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Regional Office in Brussels. The project is co-funded under the amended EU Third Health Programme (2014-2020) by direct grant agreement awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA). RE-HEALTH is a continuation of other EC funded projects implemented by IOM in the field of migration health, including PHBLM and EQUI-HEALTH.

The RE-HEALTH action aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

  1. Establish links between key reception areas and the health systems in the target countries;
  2. Make use of the established Personal Health Record (PHR) and the accompanying Handbook for Health Professionals (HPs) to evaluate the health status and needs of arriving refugees and migrants;
  3. Ensure that health assessments and preventive measures are implemented, taking into account the needs of children and other vulnerable groups;
  4. Ensure that data initially collected through the PHR is stored in a database so that it is available at transit and destination countries.