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Health and health care among migrants are relevant and controversial issues in Europe for many years. The number of people with migrant status living in Europe is growing rapidly. Despite international conventions and resolutions, many refugees and migrants lack access to health care services, including health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and care, as well as financial protection.

The EFPC has responded to a public consultation from the European Ombudsman on how the European Medicines Agency engages with medicine developers before they apply for authorisations to market their medicines in the EU.

Preparations for the 29/30 Sept - 1 Oct Nanterre conference are ongoing. #EFPC2019

The key-note speakers are identified: Sara Willems, Armin Fidler and Charlotte Marchandise

The call for abstracts is closed after having received more than 125 abstracts! Thanks for all those interesting contributions!

And many workshops have been claimed by our members like a full afternoon program on leadership development on Sunday by the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Special attention for the performance "Weirdo" of Aysegul Cengiz Akman on Sunday evening about a Mental Health patient lost at a theatre stage. Aysegul with colleague Amadee Bricoloo will also provide an interactive workshop the next day at the main conference.

Don't miss it, be there! Registration is open!

This webinar will introduce the PRIMORE research network project.This initiative aims at bringing together researchers with different backgrounds and from a wide range of professional groups within the fields of primary care research and long-term care research, develop and share knowledge for the benefit of research on municipal health and care services, and eventually, the quality of municipal health and care in Europe.

Thursday 28th February,2019. 10.30-15.30
Maastricht University Campus (Brussels,Belgium)
Free Registration
 

The event will feature an overview of the project and its products, a report on the findings of the systematic review and training implementation, and an opportunity to hear from project partners about the results and findings of the feasibility study.

We are pleased to announce our first Key Note Speaker: Charlotte Marchandise, Deputy Mayor of Rennes, France and Chair of the French National Network of Healthy Cities. We are happy to have her presence at the 14th EFPC conference on Primary Care and Local Communities: Health Equity for Everyone, Everywhere that will take place on 30 Sep, 1 Oct ,2019 in Nanterre (Paris). Please check her work and bio at the Key Note Speakers section!

Former and present chair of the EFPC, Jan De Maeseneer and Sally Kendall came together for this editorial taking you into the primary health care (PHC) journey. This paper explains PHC evolution along the years and the future challenges ahead. Conclusions make an emphasis on the crucial role of primary health care on strengthening social cohesion and building trust in society. Where strong primary health care is embedded in the community, involving its members in participatory quality improvement, it can enhance connectedness and social cohesion. In this way, it can contribute to a sustainable future for us all.

ORAMMA Webinar Friday 25th January 2019 at 12pm noon UK time.

Join Professor Hora Soltani of Sheffield Hallam University and Eleanor Shaw from the European Midwives Association to hear about the ORAMMA project and the systematic review Hora undertook with the project team to understand the needs of pregnant migrant women engaging with health care. The systematic review was critical to informing the design of the ORAMMA approach, which is currently undergoing a feasibility study in Greece, the Netherlands, and the UK. Hora will share the progress of the UK study.

Dear EFPC members,

We would like to inform about a position available at the EFPC Executive Board. The EFPC invites members interested in joining the Board for the next three years to come up with a nomination and submit its interest!