Stakeholders & projects


  • Migrant health
    The goal of WHO is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • The Migration and Health Programme
    The Migration and Health programme, formerly known as Public Health Aspects of Migrants in Europe (PHAME), was established in 2011 to support its Member States to strengthen the health sector’s capacity to provide evidence-informed responses to the public health challenges of refugee and migrant health. The programme operates under the umbrella of the European health policy framework Health 2020. The programme provides support to Member States under four pillars: technical assistance; health information, research and training; partnership building; and advocacy and communication. The programme promotes a collaborative intercountry approach to migrant health by facilitating cross-country policy dialogue and encouraging homogeneous health interventions along the migration routes to promote the health of migrants and refugees and protect the public health of the host community.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

  • Migrant health
    ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases.

European Commission (EC)

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

  • Migrant health
    IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need.
  • AMAC (European Commission)
    To improve the health of migrants and communities affected by migration and to tackle health gaps and enhance understanding of the complex relations between health and population mobility.
    Funded by the European Commission, EQUI-HEALTH addresses health inequities among migrants, focusing on policies, border management and quality of services.
  • Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration
    The Knowledge Hub offers a platform for governments, programme implementers, academicians and researchers, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and civil society to build upon available evidence, and creates a platform for dialogue and critical thinking on this complex and interdisciplinary field. The platform works across five priority areas including strengthening the evidence available on migration and health, webinar series, summer school, policy dialogues and high-level summits.
    The aim of the 3-year project (2012–2015) is to strengthen the capacity of Member States to manage large influxes of migrants, some of which have been triggered by recent events in North Africa and the Middle East, highlighting the need to identify best practices and engage in a cross-national, political dialogue on migration.
  • PROMINSTAT (European Commission)
    PROMINSTAT is a research project funded under the 6th Framework Programme. It compiles meta-information on statistical datasets on migration, integration and discrimination in 29 European Countries (EU27 plus Norway and Switzerland).
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