About us

About us

On January 2014, the number of people living in the EU-28 who were citizens of non-member countries was 19.6 million people, 3.9% of EU-28 population. The number of asylum applications from 1992 to 2015 nearly doubled. Twenty-nine percent of these applications were minors, 23% were unaccompanied (Eurostat, 2015, Migration and Migrant Population Statistics Report). The promotion of wellbeing and access to quality health and social care services is often limited for at risk populations. Migrants disproportionately have impaired health and poor access to health services. Difficulties accessing the healthcare systems arise from various causes, including but not limited to linguistic barriers, lack of understanding of different cultures, social exclusion, un-documented situation, bureaucracy and economic difficulties. The main aim of MyHealth is to improve the healthcare access of vulnerable immigrants and refugees (VMR) newly arrived to Europe, by developing and implementing models based on the knowhow of a European multidisciplinary network. MyHealth Project will focus on women and unaccompanied minors newly arrived in Europe (less than five years).