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Left Out: Roma and Access to Health Care in Eastern and South Eastern Europe
Author(s): Open Society Institute
Abstract:

For the millions of Roma living in Central and Eastern Europe1 and South Eastern Europe,2 persistent discrimination and marginaliza- tion are a daily reality that results in poorer health for individuals and communi- ties. Roma3 make up the largest ethnic minority in these countries with an overall population estimated at 5 to 6 million people.4 Available data consistently shows higher rates of illness and mortality among Roma than in majority populations. Access to health care is only one factor shaping overall health, but it is critical to increasing social inclusion of Roma and ensuring equal opportunities for all. 

IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE OF ROMA COMMUNITY IN VALJEVO
Author(s): Tanja Dimitrijević
Abstract:

Issues concerning health of Roma have not often been the subject of research in Serbia, despite the fact that the data on life quality of the majority of this ethnic group indicate that living conditions of majority of Roma largely cause and perpetuate their health problems. 

Reducing Health Inequalities in Antenatal and Postnatal Care of Romani Women in the Republic of Macedonia Policy Action Brief
Author(s): Katerina Shojikj
Abstract:

The association National Roma Centrum within the project activities “Health Inequalities regarding Romani Women” in the period between November 2010 and November 2011 intensively worked on a research on the health care in the reproductive period of women in the Roma community. 

Confronting a Hidden Disease: TB in Roma Communities
Author(s): Marta Schaaf
Abstract:

International agencies such as the World Bank,1 the United Nations Development Program (UNDP),2 and the Council of Europe3 report that TB is more prevalent in Roma communities and that the Roma are more vulnerable to TB. However, no comprehensive document exists outlining the available data regarding the prevalence of TB in Roma communities, the factors that shape Roma vulnerability to TB, and the barriers to TB control in Roma communities.