Immigration and health: the Italian National Focal Point experience.

L. Camoni, A. Colucci, P. Covre, A. D'Agostini, A. R. Frati, P. Gallo, S. Geraci, O. Latini, A. M. Luzi, R. Mayer, A. Morrone, N. Petrosillo, D. Pino, G. Rezza, E. Rosa, L. Spizzichino, S. Volpicelli, N. Schinaia

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Abstract

This report is a description of the situation of migrant populations in Italy. It was written by a committed team of experts from public institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and volunteer associations that for three years have been part of the Italian National Focal Point (NFP) within the European Project "AIDS & Mobility", which is being co-ordinated by the Netherlands Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (the Netherlands) and financed by the European Commission DG/V. This year the Italian National Focal Point, co-ordinated by the Telefono Verde AIDS of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, has produced a second report (the first one was published in 1998) on health issues related to migrant populations. Besides providing an updated picture on the presence of foreigners in Italy, such report illustrates the present legislative situation within the sanitary area and some interventions regarding prevention, treatment and rehabilitation provided by each structure in the Italian NFP to foreign citizens. The initiatives carried out during the year 1999 by public institutions, NGO and volunteer associations are also reported in order to detect the psycho-social-sanitary needs of immigrants and target prevention programmes to their particular and specific needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-490
Number of pages12
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume36
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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