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Pre-conference: Migrant Health Training and Dissemination Workshop (MIG-H)


Wednesday 28 November, 09:00 - 17:00

Organised by:

International Organization for Migration (IOM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) 

 

Background

Within the framework of the EU-funded service “Development of specific training modules for health professionals (HPs), law enforcement officers (LEOs) and trainers, on migrants’ and refugees’ health, addressing communicable diseases (CDs) and mental health (MHs) problems” (MIG-H Training) the dissemination workshop aims at disseminating the developed training modules on communicable diseases and mental health and discussing lessons learnt from their pilot implementation in 10 countries.

Programme [download the programme here]

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome  

Chair: Iva Perhavec, Head of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Isabel de la Mata, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission (DG SANTE) / Paola d’Acapito,  Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)

Dominik Zenner,  International Organization for Migration (IOM):

Eleni Andrikopoulou, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Robert Otok, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)

09:20 – 09:45

The European Strategy for Migration Health

Isabel de la Mata, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission (DG SANTE)

09:45 – 10:30

Presentation of MIG-H Training

Angela Zeilhofer, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Karl Blanchet, London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 12:30

Presentation of modules on  mental health 

Guglielmo Schinina, International Organization for Migration (IOM)  

  • Presentation of Mental Health training package
  • Lessons learnt from the pilot and recommendations

 

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch break

13:15 – 15:00

Presentation of modules on communicable diseases

Karl Blanchet, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

  • Presentation of Communicable Diseases training package
  • Lessons learnt from the pilot and recommendations

 

15:00 – 15:15

Break

15:15 – 16:50

Evaluation and panel discussion with pilot country representatives

Mark Johnson, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

  • Presentation of evaluation results

Panel discussion

Moderation: Gemma Williams, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 

Panelists 

Serena Battilomo, Ministry of Health, Italy
Marika Podda Connor, Ministry of Health, Malta
Laurent Chambaud, School of Public Health EHESP, France  
Isabel de la Mata, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) 
Dominik Zenner, International Organization for Migration (IOM) 
Henrique Barros, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) 

  • Review of strategies and actions, reflection on proposed recommendations

Conclusions by countries 

16:50 – 17:00

Wrap up

 

Registration

The workshop is primarily aimed at a focus group of stakeholders from the 10 pilot countries, and open to registration for a limited number of delegates. The registration fee is € 140 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.