Reduction in social inequalities in health and the burden of disease

Project facts

Project promoter:
Ministry of Health(MT)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
Donor Project Partners:
Oslo University Hospital(NO)
The Norwegian Occupational Therapy Association(NO)
Other Project Partners
Ministry for Education and Employment(MT)


Programme outcome the project contributes to: “Improved access to and quality of health services in Malta”.

The project will improve access to and quality of health care services in Malta with particular focus on closing gaps in health care provision to children with disabilities associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, genetic conditions, intellectual disabilities, attention problems or mental health problems as well as introducing screening of newborns for phenylketonuria (PKU and Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAT) testing of blood products for infectious diseases.

Project activities shall include:

  • development of sensory integration therapy services (SIT);
  • structural works (modifications) and renovations of the building hosting the SIT services;
  • screening of PKU;
  • NAT testing of blood products;
  • training of health service professionals in SI therapy, PKU screening and NAT testing;

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