Short Introduction of the Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health Section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA)

written by István Szilárd The Migrant Health Section of EUPHA has a more than twenty years long history and gradually has extended its scope for the public health problem of all of the most vulnerable groups of peoples. That is why during its 2010 conference in Pécs its name was changed for Migrant and Ethnic […]

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Senior Housing Community in the Netherlands

written by Yvonne Witter Surinam-born Glenn Hussain (62) has lived in the Netherlands since 1973, and has been actively improving society for many years. He, for instance, opened a cohousing project for elderly people as he noticed how, in his own environment, older people with a migrant background desired certain facilities. ‘Hearing those things makes […]

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Hanna Murray-Carlsson Conducted Research among Migrants in Nijmegen Day Centers

written by Hanna-Murray Carlsson Do professionals offering culture-specific daytime activities do things differently than mainstream providers? And what is the role of day care centres for older migrants in relation to municipalities and other care providers? Those were the questions guiding my research in day care centres for older migrants in Nijmegen, the Netherlands To […]

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A Study on Dementia among Families with Minority Ethnic Backgrounds in Norway

written by Elazbieta Anna Czapka „Immigrants know very little about how to help an elderly person with dementia in Norway… Because we don’t know where to get the information and help.”(a family caregiver to person living with dementia)  Norwegian Health Association obtained funding from Extrastiftelsen for a postdoc researcher, Elżbieta Czapka, to conduct a research […]

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Lola Casal Sanchez Taking up PhD Studies in Scotland

  written by Nikolett Arnold Lola Casal Sanchez, our current chair will start her PhD studies at University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University with the topic Addressing the Diversity of Health and Social Care Staff to Reduce Discrimination. She is participating in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie MSCA-ITN Project titled EuroAging that funds early […]

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University of Pécs Shares Thoughts on Immunization Week

written by Istvan Szilard Dear Colleagues, Every year, WHO dedicates the last week of April for the global immunization campaign. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to change our practice thus to replace the personal contact of the conference we set up a section on our website to promote the ever more importance of immunization. For […]

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How are we doing? – Webinar 28.5.2020

written by Susanna Lehtovaara Information highways and trails of care – how are older migrants and minorities coping in pandemic situation? In Europe and around the world the Coronavirus has proven to be particularly acute and dangerous for older people. Exceptional actions have closed shops, and the authorities have instructed people to stay home and […]

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Project Participation Call Concerning Care of Older Migrants

written by Tina Pan As we all know, nursing homes are facing many challenges during this COVID-19-crisis. In addition, staff are facing communication challenges with some groups of residents, such as Chinese residents. Therefore, we want to apply to a project call of the Koning Boudewijnstichting on nursing homes and the COVID-19-crisis. (https://www.kbs-frb.be/nl/Activities/Calls/2020/20200420EG). The proposed project […]

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Lancet Migration Global Statement Published

written by Miriam Orcut Dear Friends & Colleagues, Please find our Lancet Migration Global Statement on Covid-19: ‘Leaving no one behind in the Covid-19 Pandemic: a call for urgent global action to include migrants & refugees in the Covid-19 response’ just published on our website here: https://www.migrationandhealth.org/migration-covid19 or directly available to download here: https://bit.ly/3a1Zyt4. To join our global call […]

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