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ORAMMA is a project funded by the EU to address perinatal healthcare for migrant and refugee women. The project will develop an approach and some tools to help address healthcare problems in Greece, the Netherlands and the UK.
Oramma3 days ago
Yesterday was European Patients’ Rights Day

ORAMMA would like to highlight that while we celebrate and promote the rights that EU citizens have to health and access to medical care, migrants to the EU have the same human right to health and need access to quality care.

Vulnerable populations, including pregnant and post-partum migrant women, have the highest need for access to quality healthcare and have the highest level of barriers to achieving this access.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has produced a table reviewing the entitlements of migrants in an irregular situation to access healthcare across the EU.
Oramma4 days ago
Today is European Patients’ Rights Day

When we celebrate the rights of EU citizens to health and medical care, it is essential that we promote the rights of migrant women to the same access to health and medical care as part of their human right to health.

Migrant women deserve a Safe Journey to Motherhood.

Health services should provide cultural awareness across borders.

ORAMMA is working together with health professionals and migrants for better communities.

ORAMMA promotes healthcare with compassion.
Oramma5 days ago
Today is World Pre-eclampsia Day

ORAMMA undertook a literature review as part of our work to support migrant and refugee mothers and found:

"A meta-analysis of epidemiological studies for pre-eclampsia and pregnancy related hypertension (PRH) and immigrant status, concluded a 26% average risk increase for immigrants, emphasizing that immigration status may be an important risk factor or proxy for PRH...Thus, immigrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean require increased surveillance due to a consistently high risk of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia."

Current recommendations advise that women have their blood pressure measured and urinalysis at every midwife appointment, and that women are informed of the symptoms of advanced pre-eclampsia while pregnant.

ORAMMA additionally recommends:

Women should be informed of the warning signs of serious illness during the perinatal period, how to access emergency care and appropriate medical interventions in a culturally appropriate way, using an interpreter if required and ensuring the information has been understood.

Extra vigilance should be applied for MAR pregnant women to screen for elevated blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.

ORAMMA: supporting migrant women on a safe journey to motherhood.
Oramma5 days ago
Today is World Pre-eclampsia Day

Know the symptoms of pre-eclampsia:

- Severe chest pain and headache that won't go away with medication

- Difficultly breathing, gasping, or panting

- Swelling of the hands and feet

- Nausea after mid-pregnancy

- Weight gain of more than 5 pounds in 1 week

- Changes in vision (spots, light flashes, vision loss)

- Upper right belly pain

Migrant mothers matter too

Safe Journey to motherhood

The ORAMMA project develops an integrated, mother and woman centered, culturally oriented and evidence based approach for all phases of the

Cultural awareness across the borders

Involvement of women from the target population and their training in order to assist and act as advocates for pregnant women during the whole

Working together for a better community

The implementation of the ORAMMA approach refers to communities with migrant and refugee populations. Selected key members

Health care with compassion

The ORAMMA project develops an integrated , mother centered, culturally oriented and evidence based approach for all phases of the migrant and refugee

“This website is part of the project ‘738148/ORAMMA’ which has received funding from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020)”.