The general objective of the project was to support European Union Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges. The project activities addressed the double nature of the health response needed: a) responding to acute humanitarian needs and b) responding to structural challenges associated to mainstreaming the response into the national health systems. (See SH-CAPAC_Leaflet and SH-CAPAC_GenericPresentation)
A mapping of the response to the health needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants was conducted in early 2016. The SH-CAPAC Consortium prepared draft Country Profiles for each of the 19 target countries of the project. Information was gathered through desk reviews and consultation of multiple sources. Drafts were sent to national health authorities of the target Member States for review and validation. A preliminary analysis of some of the major trends has been completed. (See Country Profiles and Mapping Situation Presentation)
A Coordination Framework for addressing the health needs of the recent influx of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants into the European Union countries was developed by the SH-CAPAC project. It has been used in the country support missions and has been disseminated in all the SH-CAPAC workshops as well as in the SH-CAPAC on-line training course. (Click here to see the full document)
A background document (umbrella document) providing information on the recent migratory trends, on the health response to the recent migratory influx into the EU and on the preliminary conclusions from the mapping of the health response to refugees has been produced by the SH-CAPAC project.
A Guide for Assessment of Health Needs and Health Protection Resources was produced by the SH-CAPAC project. It is aimed at helping relevant stakeholders in target Member States to conduct population based assessments for identifying health needs, available health protection resources and gaps that ought to be filled. (Click here to see the full document)
A set of Guidelines for the Development of Action Plans for Implementing a Public Health Response and to strengthen Country’s Health Systems to address the needs posed by the influx of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants were produced. They have been aimed at helping relevant stakeholders in target Member States to develop action plans and contingency plans to address the health needs posed by the influx of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. (Click here to see the full document)
A Resource Package for Ensuring Access to Health Care of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants in the European Union Countries was developed by the SH-CAPAC project . It identifies a series of barriers for accessing health care, and formulates recommendations to overcome those barriers. The Resource Package is based on a large number of interviews and focus groups, conducted in several project target countries. (Click here to see the full document)
A training strategy containing proposed training activities to develop refugee/migrant-sensitive health services, aimed at training health managers, health professionals and other professionals, was developed by the SH-CAPAC project. An online training course was developed and delivered over a period of six weeks. The course was in production in October and November 2016 for piloting the materials with participants from several of the target Member States. The targeted audience included health managers, health practitioners and other staff.
A Laymen Report of the SH-CAPAC project has been produced covering the period January-December 2016 and it is available here. A presentation of the SH-CAPAC attainments and final results was made to the 4th meeting of the Coordination Committe on the Health of Refugees in Luxembourg on January 20th and it is available here
SH‐CAPAC is a project launched on January 1st 2016 and concluded on December 31st 2016, to support EU Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges. The project was aimed at building capacity in areas of coordination practices, needs assessments, planning actions to strengthen the public health response of local health systems, improving access to health care, and developing health workers’ competencies for the delivery of migrant/refugee sensitive health services.