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Scanning Macedonia’s Local Context: Preparing the Health System for the Roma - Roma in the Formal Medical Higher Education
Author(s): B Kotevska, I Tomovska
Abstract:

Access to education and health care are ones of the most important factors influencing the degree of social inclusion.

Discontinuing social inequality of Roma with regards to access to health care will lead to improvement of Roma health status, which is the ultimate goal.

Access to health services for Roma: legal, institutional and policy challenges in Macedonia
Author(s): Milevska-Kostova N
Abstract:

 

Access to health care is a right guaranteed to every citizen by Macedonian constitution, respective national healthcare legislation and ratified international documents. The constitutional and legal stipulations provide for geographic and physical access (through a network of healthcare institutions on primary, secondary and tertiary level) and financial access, guaranteed through the universal health insurance coverage of the basic benefits package, based on the principles of equity and solidarity.

 

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.