Communicable disease prevention among RomaArchived
The scope of the meeting was to 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.
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
- Challenges and opportunities to prevent and control communicable diseases in EU – Ülla-Karin Nurm, ECDC
- How are we going to work together to meet expectations – Tamsin Rose
- The Fundamental Rights Agency work on Roma – Dr. Eva Sobotka, FRA
- Why measles is still a threat to Europe – Pier Luigi Lopalco, ECDC
- What we know about MMR vaccination among subgroups in Europe – focus on Roma/traveller VENICE survey 2010 – Suzanne Cotter, VENICE Project
- Roma Health Mediators - Successes and challenges – Alina Covaci, Open Society Foundations
- Presentation of the discussion paper – Irina Dinca, ECDC
From policy to practice - accessing preventive and healthcare services – plenary followed by group work
Speakers:Angel Kunchev, Ministry of Health, BulgariaRicardo Hernandez Jimenez, Health Working Group of the State Council for Roma Population, SpainEva Csernus, District Public Health Authority Budapest, Hungary
Successful experiences in providing childhood immunization to Roma – plenary followed by group work
Speakers:Anastasia Pantazopoulou, Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, GreeceLubomira Slusna, The Association for Culture, Education and Communication, Slovak RepublicCarmen Dinescu, District Public Health Authority Bihor, RomaniaHana Orlikova, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic
Tuesday, 29 November
Joining efforts for sustainable change
- Related WHO Regional Office for Europe activities – Robb Butler, WHO-EURO
- Roma Decade - perspective from Macedonian Presidency – Mila Carovska, HERA
- Options and opportunities to improve vaccination uptake among Roma - Niklas Danielsson, ECDC
World Hepatitis Day 2019
28 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019 - World Hepatitis Day is marked on 28 July each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis.
European Immunization Week, 2019
24 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019 - European Immunization Week (EIW) is marked across the European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for people’s health and well-being.