Public Health Initiatives
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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.
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.
On 29 September, the Romanian ‘Public Health Initiatives’ programme was officially launched in Bucharest. The programme addresses Romania’s greatest health challenges and will enhance health care access for the most vulnerable groups, including Roma.