Vlada republike SrbijeGovernment of the Republic of Serbia


Contract on Continued Improvement of Roma Health Signed

Published 03.07.2015.

The Minister of Health of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Zlatibor Lončar, the director of Unicef in Serbia Michel Saint-Lot and the director of the “Telenor” company Ove Fredheim signed a contract on 2 July continuing cooperation on the “Povezivanje” project, aiming to improve the health and quality of life of the Roma through engaging healthcare mediators.

Speaking at a press conference held on this occasion at the Palace of Serbia, Lončar noted that the continued partnership will contribute to establishing a better and more efficient link between local communities, the Roma population, healthcare mediators and the healthcare system.

He said he is satisfied with the continued cooperation in this project, noting that the role of healthcare mediators is to participate in improving healthcare protection. By analysing the work done to date, the role of Roma healthcare mediators, of being a link between the healthcare system and the Roma population, has been fully met, stated the minister.

Saint-Lot noted that in just a few years Roma healthcare mediators made a large improvement to the lives of Roma families. He explained that access to healthcare services has been dramatically increased, that Roma child mortality in Roma settlements was halved, and their work helped Roma families exercise numerous other rights they have.

Healthcare mediators are employed in healthcare centres and trained to show Roma families the possibilities for the prevention and treatment of diseases, vaccination and implementation of all rights in the field of healthcare protection.

The project involves 75 Roma healthcare mediators in 59 towns and municipalities in Serbia. Until now, a total of 140,408 Roma from non-hygienic settlements have been registered, with 50,754 being children, 46,452 women.

Source: www.srbija.gov.rs




Leave a Comment

Leave a comment




Related news

Social Inclusion Newsletter

Social Inclusion Newsletter Archive

Featured > <

Blog > <

Blog o socijalnom uključivanju
Koliko ima studenata sa hendikepom koji su uključeni u proces visokog obrazovanja? Zašto ih je malo i koliko njih uopšte [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Source: Inkluzija blog
Tamara Savović
Kursevi ili realna podrška? Na osnovu Izveštaja o položaju i kapacitetima sigurnih kuća u Srbiji, sprovedenog u saradnji Tima za socijalno [...]
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Source: Inkluzija blog
Ana Mirković - Beogradski Ignite
Transkript govora Ane Mirković na 43. Beogradskom Ignite-u „UKLJUČI SE online 8” (8. jun 2020. godine) Želela bih s vama da [...]
Wed, Sep 02, 2020
Source: Inkluzija blog
Suzana Gajić Jovanović
Bila jednom jedna devojčica sa nepunih 13 godina. Voditeljka slučaja u centru za socijalni rad otpočela je rad sa njom [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Source: Inkluzija blog
Željko Mitkovski - Beogradski Ignite
Transkript govora Željka Mitkovskog na 43. Beogradskom Ignite-u „UKLJUČI SE online 8” (8. jun 2020. godine) Dolazim iz Fondacije „Ana i [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2020
Source: Inkluzija blog

Documents > <

Mapping Social Care Services and Material Support within the Mandate of Local Governments in the Republic of Serbia
September, 2020 arrow right pdf [8 MB]
Income of the Poorest Deciles of Serbia’s Population, Focus on Agricultural Activities
July, 2020 arrow right pdf [2 MB]
E2E: Public Policy Testing – Innovative Approaches to Youth Employment
April, 2020 arrow right pdf [1 MB]
E2E: Public Policy Testing – Innovative Approaches to Youth Employment (leaflet)
April, 2020 arrow right pdf [2 MB]
Availability of Local Support Services and Measures for Roma Children
April, 2020 arrow right pdf [782 KB]
E2E: Ex-post Evaluation of the Open Call “Supporting Innovative Approaches to tackle Youth Employment and Employability” (2018–2019) – Summary
March, 2020 arrow right pdf [266 KB]
National Employment Action Plan for 2020
January, 2020 arrow right pdf [566 KB]