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Friday, February 1, 2013

WHO Europe Roma Health Newsletter

Since May 2012 WHO Regional Office for Europe started issuing a regular newsletter on Roma health. This is a part of the WHO Europe policy, strategy and actions to deal with inequities in the region together with its major partners.

Most of the SEE Health Network Member States do have minority groups of their populations that are voulnerable and are facing worse health problems. This refers to a highest extent to the Roma poluplation in the SEE sub-region of Europe.

The new health policies, strategies and actions of all interested partners with regards to Roma population in Europe could be followed through the relatively new WHO Regional Office for Europe Newsletter on Roma Health problems. 
"Roma are Europe's largest ethnic minority: an estimated 12 to 15 million Roma live in Europe. There is evidence that Roma can experience significant inequities in health system access, exposure to risk factors and health outcomes. Adverse social conditions such as poverty and exclusion contribute to these inequities.

The purpose of this newsletter is to share information and resources relevant to improving Roma health, and thereby support current efforts to strengthen the health components of national Roma integration strategies or sets of policy measures in the EU and action plans for the Decade of Roma Inclusion.
The newsletter is published by WHO/Europe in cooperation with the European Commission – Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and the Interuniversity Institute of Social Development and Peace at the University of Alicante, Spain. It is produced as an output of the Interagency Coordination Initiative "Scaling up action towards MDGs 4 and 5 in the context of the Decade of Roma Inclusion and in support of the EU national Roma integration strategies", which is facilitated by WHO in cooperation with other United Nations agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)."
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