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Childhood diseases among Roma minority

We are planning to start a separeted forum to Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) because several survey had shown high rate of childhood disease infections among Roma minority in Europe.

Under the following link we would like to draw your attention to an interesting report where you can find further useful links e.g. a detailed overview presented by Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director.

"A new research shows that vaccination rates against measles are lower than 15% among children under five living in Roma settlements in Belgrade. The same study showed that immunisation against  diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (with the DTP vaccine) is just 16.7% while  only 16% have received the oral polio vaccine."

The majority of the undervaccinated groups belongs to "hard-to-reach" / underserved populations. These undervaccinated groups mean serious risk factor on spreading VPDs in the "borderless" European Union.

If you would like to know more about this issue, here you can find the Global Measles & Rubella Strategic Plan 2012-2020.

If you have any remarks and/ or useful information on this topic please share it via the internal mailing system of RomaHealthNetwork or contact the Moderator Team.

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New FRA pilot survey on Roma

The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - Survey results at a glance

Roma - Europe's largest minority of 10-12 million people - continue to experience discrimination and social exclusion; and they are not sufficiently aware of their rights guaranteed by EU law, such as the Racial Equality Directive. This report presents the first results of the FRA Roma pilot survey and the UNDP/World Bank/European Commission regional Roma survey carried out in 2011.

You can download the document under the following link.

 

 

Roma health newsletter, Issue 2 - September 2012 - WHO

Dear colleagues,

Under the following link you can find the 2nd issue of Roma health newsletter edited by WHO.

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1st Conference on Tackling Health Inequalities in Europe Through Human Resource Capacity Building

Mark Your Calendar for the

1st Conference on Tackling Health Inequalities in Europe

Through Human Resource Capacity Building

Introduction of the CHANCE project

 

 

The Conference is hosted by the University of Pécs Medical School, Chair of Clinical Infectology and Migration Health and the CHANCE Consortium 5-7 Sept. 2013, Pécs, Hungary.

Conference and registration details will be provided after 15th January 2013, till then mark your calendars and start to seek funding and conference leave from your bosses! J

For more information and the receipt of the coming conference circular mails, please contact the organizing team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please visit www.mighealth-unipecs.eu where our programs and activities are introduced.

Roma health newsletter, Issue 1 - May 2012 - WHO

Dear colleagues,


We would like to draw your attention for a new initiative.

Under the following link you can find the 1st issue of Roma health newsletter edited by WHO. It focuses on four main topics: Events, Resources and reports, Professional opportunities, and Issues in focus/features.

Click here and you can subscribe to receive this newsletter automatically.

 

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