This Progress Report Report from a multi-stakeholder perspective on the implementation of the NRIS (National Roma Integration Strategy) and other national commitments in respect to Roma Health was developed under the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assessment conducted within the framework of the Equi-Health project “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”.
The report on national integration strategies for Roma health, as well as case studies on good practices and recommendations for better use of structural/cohesion funds for vulnerable groups’ health were planned to support EU Member States to better monitor, share, and strengthen their national approaches to Roma health. The main objective of the project is to deepen understanding of the factors which hamper Roma social inclusion, and more specifically that of Roma equal access to health services.
The study collects, summarises, and presents information from various stakeholders (central and local administration, NGOs, health professionals, the Roma community) on the implementation of the NRIS (National Roma Integration Strategy) and other national commitments in respect to Roma health in Bulgaria.
The Equi-Health project is co-financed under the EU 2012 work plan, within the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).