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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.
Oramma5 days ago
Today is International Universal Health Coverage Day

Universal health coverage means everyone should be able to access quality health services without suffering financial hardship.

Many migrant women and their families across Europe do not have access to universal health coverage and as a result are experiencing poorer health outcomes, financial hardship, and stress and anxiety due to their pregnancies and postpartum journey.

ORAMMA supports universal health coverage worldwide #Healthforall
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Today is Human Rights Day.

This year marks 70 years since the Universal declaration of human rights.

Health is a human right.

Migrant women and their families worldwide face multiple barriers to health.

Everyone deserves a safe journey to motherhood.
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Oramma1 week ago
We are pleased to share that we will be hosting the 4th ORAMMA webinar on Friday 25th January 2019 at 12pm noon UK time.

Join Professor Hora Soltani of Sheffield Hallam University and Eleanor Shaw from the European Midwives Association to hear about the ORAMMA project and the systematic review Hora undertook with the project team to understand the needs of pregnant migrant women engaging with health care. The systematic review was critical to informing the design of the ORAMMA approach, which is currently undergoing a feasibility study in Greece, the Netherlands, and the UK. Hora will share the progress of the UK study.

To register please visit:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Oramma2 weeks ago
Vulnerable migrant women and postnatal depression: A case of invisibility in maternity services? Firth and Haith-Cooper examine the unique vulnerabilities of migrant women to postnatal depression and the reasons this may go unrecognised:

"Vulnerable migrant women are at an increased risk of developing postnatal depression, compared with the general population. Although some symptoms are the same as in other pregnant women, there are specific reasons why vulnerable migrant women may present differently, or may not recognise symptoms themselves.

Factors associated with migration may affect a woman’s mental health, particularly considering forced migration, where a woman may have faced violence or trauma, both in her home country and on the journey to the UK. Vulnerable migrant women engage less with maternity care than the average woman for reasons including
a lack of knowledge of the UK healthcare system, fear of being charged for care, or fear that contact with clinicians will negatively affect their immigration status.

This article explores the issues surrounding vulnerable migrant women that increase their risk of developing postnatal depression and presents reasons why this may go unrecognised by health professionals such as midwives."

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)”.














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