The living conditions which most Roma face often have serious consequences for their health. On the occasion of International Roma Day, we take a look at a Romanian initiative aiming to facilitate access to basic health services for the Roma.
Public health initiatives
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Tuberculosis represents a major public health treat in Romania. LHL International from Norway is involved as a partner in a Romanian project aiming to strengthen TB control.
“My immune system was very weak, and the tests showed this too. Nobody in my family had ever had tuberculosis, nor had any of our neighbours, I simply took the microbe from somewhere.”
With support through the Grants, Romania and Norway are pulling their forces together in the fight against cancer.
With support through the Norway Grants, Slovenian and Norwegian organisations are working together to improve the skills of health care professionals in recognising and responding to domestic violence.
Norway is supporting the development of health services for young people in Lithuania. Recent study visits are helping Lithuanian partners learn about innovative approaches in Norway.
With support through the Norway Grants, the new Children’s Mental Health Centre recently opened its doors in Tallinn. The centre will be integral for providing more comprehensive services to children and youth suffering from mental health problems.
Ensuring better conditions for the Roma in Europe is a priority for Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. On International Roma Day 8 April, we take a closer look at what is done on the ground through the EEA and Norway Grants.
A new national health examination survey - the first of its kind in Portugal - supported through the EEA Grants will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of Portuguese health.
“Poland’s health care has advanced by 40 years in the space of 20. Addressing health inequalities that are linked to other policy areas, such as employment and education, requires a cross-sectoral approach,“ said Norwegian Directorate of Health, Senior Adviser, Dr Otto Christian Rø.