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Training course for intercultural references: Health and Women

Bellavista is an Intercultural program of Médicos del Mundo in order to promote intercultural dialogue and co-existence in the neighbourhood of Bellavista (Franqueses del Vallès - Barcelona). This training course is for Senegalese and Gambian women who are part of immigrant associations. Group work with African women is made from a health perspective and gender...

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MEET third project meeting

On 16th and 17th October of 2014, Polibienestar Research Institute from the University of Valencia will held the third project meeting framed within the European project MEET 'Meeting the health literacy needs of immigrant populations', funded through the Lifelong Learning program of European Commission (540139-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP).

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Tradassan: an app to facilitate communication with foreign patients

First was Hipot-CNV, a mobile application that offers an alternative non-verbal communication to patients with speech disorders. Now a nurse from Lanzarote called Manuel Verdugo returns to venture into developing an app to improve the interaction between the healthcare professional / administrative and patients, although in this case to solve the language barrier. TRADASSAN (TRADuctor para la ASistencia SANitaria / Translation for healthcare) is now available.

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The impact of the economic crisis on the health and healthcare of the immigrant population. SESPAS report 2014.

In July, the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS) presented its report 2014: Economic crisis and health. In this edition, the study is focused in the impact analysis of the inequalities and in the health conditions in Spain as well as in the changes in the health system caused by the measures adopted in last years. One of the chapters of the report is addressed to analyse the impact on specific population groups, among them, migrants.

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Health Articles in Network

Médicos del Mundo organise a training course for immigrant women called “Training course for immigrant women as health workers” in Madrid, aimed at non-EU immigrant women. The course will start on November 24th and finish on December 16th, 2014.

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XXXII Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology, 3rd – 5th September 2014 Alicante (Spain)

The XXXII Meeting of the SSE and the IX Congress of APE (Associação Portuguesa Epidemiology) adopted the slogan "Primum non nocere" (first do no harm), a phrase attributed to a Hippocratic precept. In the context of the scientific meeting, this slogan refers to the need not add suffering to people in their contact with the health services, encompassing both the adverse effects of diagnosis, treatment and nursing care.

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MEET project 1st Newsletter

The first issue of the MEET (Meeting the health literacy needs of immigrant populations) newsletter has been released. In this edition, you will find information about the project, updates about the main outcomes from the project activities, interesting links and upcoming work - shops and initiatives.

Follow the links below to view the newsletter in English and Greek.

MEET Newsletter (English)
Δελτίο Τύπου ΜEET (Ελληνικά)

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The economic crisis restricts the migrant integration

The yearbook of immigration alerts about the “unfavourable context” due to the reduction on budget dedicated to this issue.

The economic crisis has caused an “unfavourable context” to immigrant integration in Spain due to the systematic reduction on budget dedicated to this issue, as noted the Yearbook of immigration in Spain 2014 which was presented in June. 17 experts of different backgrounds participated in the elaboration of this report to offer a panoramic of the migration phenomenon and how the economic situation affects to this population.

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