|Communicable disease prevention among Roma|
28 Nov 2011 - 29 Nov 2011 |
Vienna, Rainers Hotel | Organized by: ECDC
Scope of the meeting
- Share best practices and lessons learned in improving access of Roma population to public health programs to prevent communicable diseases, by bringing together key stakeholders with experience in working with and for Roma.
- Provide an opportunity of identifying ways of improving health seeking behaviour and empowering Roma people to take part in the processes affecting their health considering the social, historical, cultural and behavioural context.
Thus the overall aim of the meeting is to provide a forum for discussion on how knowledge and experiences could be used to stimulate the use of preventive services in the area of communicable diseases.
Expected meeting outputs:
- Shared best practices and lessons learned in putting in place public health practices to prevent and control communicable diseases among Roma populations.
- Develop a discussion paper focused on empowering of Roma people and improving their access to preventative services in the area of communicable diseases, including vaccination uptake.
Monday, 28 November
Introduction to the meeting
From policy to practice - accessing preventive and healthcare services – plenary followed by group work
Angel Kunchev, Ministry of Health, Bulgaria
Ricardo Hernandez Jimenez, Health Working Group of the State Council for Roma Population, Spain
Eva Csernus, District Public Health Authority Budapest, Hungary
Successful experiences in providing childhood immunization to Roma – plenary followed by group work
Anastasia Pantazopoulou, Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, Greece
Lubomira Slusna, The Association for Culture, Education and Communication, Slovak Republic
Carmen Dinescu, District Public Health Authority Bihor, Romania
Hana Orlikova, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic
Tuesday, 29 November
Joining efforts for sustainable change
Watch a video with highlights of the meeting