HEALTH – Roma National Action Plan

Objective

Measure

Indicator

Monitoring

Data:
Availability and needs

Links with related topics

Time limit

Budget1
2005-2015

Conduct health research in order to determine morbidity and mortality and compile a basic database on the health status of the Roma population

1 Database on households and household members
2. Minimum base of indicators and data on the current health status of the Roma population
3. Health status assessment for the Roma population as well as of the primary morbidity and mortality causes in this population

1.Developed questionnaire to assess the health status of the Roma population
2. Defined sample based on the census of households and their members
3. Morbidity and mortality data processed by gender, age and diseases

1. The newly-established Roma Health Committee of the Minority Rights Center and the National Council
2. International organizations

1. The 2002 population census
2. The census, at the disposal of the local self-government and the civil sector, of households and their members

1. Social policy
2. Housing

2005

EUR 50,000

Ensure enforcement of the existing legislation in order to enable better implementation of the rights of the Roma, particularly the Roma at-risk groups, to health care

1. Take part in the public debate on the new draft law on health care
2. Lobby to ensure larger health care allocations, maintenance of health and disease prevention in the Roma population on the local and/or Republic level
3. Elaborate the mechanisms facilitating the registration of the Roma population to enable the exercise of all health care rights
4. Educate health personnel and the Roma on the Roma’s health care rights

    1.The issue of registration of the Roma population enabling their health care settled.
    2.Increased budget allocations benefitting uninsured persons, refugees and IDPs who have not registered at their place of residence.
    3. Activities of the Ombudsperson and the lawyers of the patients.

4. Patients’ rights implemented.

1. The newly-established Roma Health Committee of the Minority Rights Center and of the National Council.
2. International organizations.

1. The Poverty Reduction Strategy
2. Research by the Society for the Advancement of Roma Settlements
3. Activities by the NGO sector

1. Social policy

By 2010

EUR 20,000 (per annum)

Improve health care for the entire Roma population

1.Public health promotion projects and their implementation
2. Elaborate programs related to reproductive and women’s health
3.Familiarize health workers with the specific needs, culture and diversity of the Roma population
4. Activities by the mediators in health teams

1. Process data upon completion of the poll on the health status of the Roma population
2.Number and percentage of the Roma population involved in the preventive programs
3. Percentage of controlled pregnancies and babies delivered with the assistance of health workers
4. Percentage of children provided with immunization and health care

1. The newly set-up Roma Health Board of the Minority Rights Center and the National council
2. International organizations

1. The Poverty Reduction Strategy
2. Research by the Society for Advancement of Roma Settlements
3. Research by the Ethnicity Research Center

1. Social policy

- By 2015

EUR 150,000
(per annum)

Living environment in the Roma community

1.Analyze the hygienic and epidemiological conditions in Roma settlements
2.Improve housing conditions by ensuring drinking water supply, sanitary facilities and keeping of farm animals based on evaluation of the current situation by the Public Health Institute.

    3. Proposals by the Institute to effect the needed displacement of the settlements in which conditions are extremely harsh and which cannot be covered by the upgrading process following evaluation by the Institute.

1. Higher percentage of households in need of sanitary facilities
2. Reduce the number of households with farm animals and ensure better keeping conditions

1. The newly-established Roma Health Committee of the Minority Rights Center and the National Council
2. International organisations

1. The Poverty Reduction Strategy.
2. Research by the Society for the Advancement of Roma Settlements.
3. Research by the Ethnicity Research Center
4. Health study findings.

1. The Housing Action Plan.
2. Social policy.

Settle the priority cases by 2010

Implement the general strategy by 2015

By 2010 EUR 30,000 (per annum)

From 2010 – 2015 EUR 15,000
(per annum)


1 The Action Plan for Health Care contains a rough budget estimate only. The plan was adopted without a budget, though the budget for 2006 will be decided by the Serbian Parliament by December 15, 2005.