The workshop organized, in the context of WP4 of the ORAMMA project, by the Department of Social Work and the Health and Welfare Services of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete was successfully carried out on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at the TEI of Crete. Emphasis was given on the health of women refugees and immigrant women during the perinatal period.
The meeting was attended, among others, by the deputy governor and executives of the 7th RDP, the Regional Vice-Chief of Public Health of the Region of Crete, representatives of the Decentralized Administration of Crete, representatives of the National Primary Healthcare System of Heraklion, members of the academic community from the Department of Social Medicine of the University of Crete, the Department of Nursing and Social Work of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, the Deputy Mayor of Heraklion and President of the Council of Immigrants of Heraklion with members of Council for Migrants’ Integration, the President and executives of the Association of Midwives in Crete, the President of the branch of Crete from the Association of Nurses of Greece, representatives of the Bar Association of Heraklion Crete and the Hellenic Association for Human Rights, members of the Hellenic Red Cross – Branch of Crete, members of the Social Clinic and the Municipal Clinic of Heraklion Crete, executives of the social services of the Municipalities of Heraklion, representatives of the Syrian community and the Association of Russian speakers of Heraklion Crete, professional interpreters and translators. The support for this effort was given by bodies that could not attend, including the Deputy Mayor of Social Policy of the Municipality of Heraklion.
During the meeting, the obstacles and challenges facing healthcare professionals and women refugees / migrant women and their newborns every day regarding access to health services and general coverage of health needs were identified. Solutions, among others, have been proposed and the need for interdisciplinary cooperation has been highlighted, in order to address the needs of women and their newborns in a holistic approach and to improve the quality of the care provided.