M-Care 2019

About M-Care Programme:

The M-Care 2019 training programme is organised as a collaborative effort by the Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF) and the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG). The goal of the training is to enhance the capacity of migrant communities in Europe to participate fully in healthcare policy and practise at all levels and to increase opportunities for migrants to engage in care. M-Care empowers advocates and treatment activists working with migrants with the skills and tools necessary to foster greater involvement of their communities in the provision of healthcare services. This includes facilitating timely and appropriate access to testing and treatment initiatives, research, early access programs etc as well helping to fight stigma and discrimination relating to HIV, HCV, and TB and other health conditions.

M-Care 2019 consists of 2 training modules each delivered over 4 days:

The training will cover the following topics:

 

  • HIV prevalence, prevention, diagnostics and treatment of HIV, viral Hepatitis, TB and other co-infections

  • Specific healthcare access barriers for migrant communities in Europe and how to address them

  • Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Protocols and migrant community participation in clinical research

  • Psychosocial aspects of HIV, stigma and discrimination and strategies to address them

  • HIV prevalence among migrant communities in Europe & and prevention including PrEP

  • EU Healthcare Systems and Policies (Legal and Regulatory Frameworks) and the barriers they pose to migrant communities in healthcare access

  • Advocacy in the context of migrants’ access to healthcare services; and the role of Networks, Coalitions and Alliances in influencing healthcare policies for underserved populations.

  • Project Management

 

Target Group of the Training

The main target group of the M-Care training programme are advocates and treatment activists from migrant communities across Europe. However, the organisers will also consider applicants from non-migrant backgrounds if they are actively involved with patients, migrants, refugees etc. and can demonstrate that the training will empower them to initiate practical actions towards engaging migrant/patient communities, and influencing policy and practice within their regions or European countries of residence.

The call for applications for M-Care 2019 is now closed. For any questions, please contact projects@eatg.org.

This initiative has been independently developed by AAF and EATG, and was made possible through sponsorship Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, MSD Europe and ViiV Healthcare and AAF and EATG acknowledge that sponsorship Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, MSD Europe and ViiV Healthcare have not had any control or input into the structure or content of the initiative

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