Press Release

For Immediate Release

On World Health Day on the 7th of April

In celebration of World Health Day 2019, the EU-funded MyHealth Project supports this year’s theme “universal health coverage” by mapping migrant healthcare rights.

7th of April 2019— Since 1950, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates Word
Health Day each year to create awareness and highlight priority topics. The MyHealth
project supports this year’s theme “universal health coverage” to ensure that all in
Europe have access to quality health services.

The MyHealth Project aims to improve healthcare access for vulnerable migrants and
refugees by developing and implementing models based on the knowhow of a
European multidisciplinary network with particular focus on women and
unaccompanied minors who have recently arrived to Europe. The project partners—which include universities, research institutes and charities from seven EU countries—will develop and implement models to engage vulnerable migrants and refugees in their health through community empowerment and learning.


The MyHealth Project is mapping existing initiatives on health for migrants and the main actors involved in migrants and refugees’ health in order to come up with an interactive map (and database) with key referents sites from the countries involved in the project, although it will be open for inputs from other countries.


Help Us Map Migrant Healthcare Rights

Fill our mapping questionnaires to profile you organisation and activities on our interactive map:
Stakeholder Mapping
Migrant Resources Mapping
Current Studies and Projects Mapping
App/Website/E-tool Mapping

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This press release is part of Project 738091/MyHealth, which has received funding from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020).

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