2912, 2015

“Roma civil paralment” has debated on Roma health through the prism of laws

24.12.2015, Prilep

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While the public has been debating the last period demanding responsibility for recent deaths among patients and their families who have suffered particular damage as a result of medical negligence, no one dared to mention the Roma patients.

We wonder whether their lives are not important? Is this ignoring of the cases in which victims or damaged parties are Roma is just another form of social discrimination?

Trying to find answers of the above issues, at today’s discussion in Prilep in a form of “Roma civil parliament” we deduced the following conclusions:

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2811, 2015

Health Insurance Fund (HIF) abandoned the pre-registration of health insurance for the unemployed and people with lower income, and criminal charges as well. What is next?

November, 2015

The efforts of the association ROMA S.O.S. from Prilep in cooperation with associations [1] from 10 municipalities in Macedonia, in the period 2013 – 2015, resulted in introduced amendments to the Law on contributions for compulsory social insurance (LCCSI) in December 2014 and amendments to the Law on Health Insurance (LHI) in June 2015.

Legislative amendments contributed to simplify the procedure for exercising the right to health insurance for the unemployed and people with lower income (HIF insurance category), thereby providing continuity in the enjoyment of the right and constant health treatment for the most vulnerable insurers.

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1610, 2015

ROMA S.O.S. among the nine finalists at the Health Rights Film Festival

16.10.2016

Health Rights Film FestivalMilan, Italy – the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) launched the inaugural Health Rights Video Film Festival. The online film festival highlighted video stories about accessibility, health care issues, stigma, and human rights issues. The following are award winners from the festival:

Impact Award

The impact award recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of video for advocacy. The winners were selected by a jury of international experts in public health and digital advocacy.

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810, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT – Another case of death from unknown causes in Roma patients

08.10.2015, Prilep

soopstenie-03»3-year-old Aneta, this morning died, we are asking the Public Prosecutor to complete the process of autopsy as fast as possible and to determine the cause of death.

»ROMA S.O.S. will monitor and represent the case to its resolution.

     This morning at 7.30 am, 3-year-old girl without life functions was brought to the Child Department within PHI General Hospital “Borka Taleski” – Prilep. After cardio – reanimation made by doctors, the child’s body didn’t show life functions, and also were noticed death spots which indicated previous dead.

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709, 2015

Recommendations to Macedonia for Roma rights violation

04.09.2015, Skopje

picture2On 11 and 12 of August 2015, the Committee on the Elimination of racial discrimination held 87th session where Periodical report of Republic of Macedonia for respecting and exercising the human rights provided by the Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination ratified by Republic of Macedonia.

The Network for protection against discrimination together with Association of citizens Reactor – Research in action, has submitted Shadow Report, in which Roma population issues were indicated, especially freedom of movement, educational segregation, Roma social status, unemployment […]

1507, 2015

“Humanity does not know differences” – a project which will improve the attitudes of doctors towards patients Roma

15.07.2015

DSC00397At coordinative meeting, the partners were evaluating the progress with the activities

Life in poverty, in isolated and segregated communities as well as social determinants of poverty maintain a large social distance between Roma and non-Roma in all areas of daily life. Additionally, all this is backed up with stereotypes and prejudices in society in general, and in particular in health area.

The following statements are used by health workers when Roma people are not provided with health services and identified by organizations working on health issues […]

907, 2015

PUBLIC DISCUSSION – Topic: “View on child marriages in Roma community“

09.07.2015, hotel Kristal Palas – Prilep

javna_diskusijaDiscussion was part of the eponymous project which will be implemented to December 2015, funded by UNICEF office in Skopje, in cooperation with Center for Roma community development “Bairska Svetlina” – Bitola and Center for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum” – Skopje.

The main goal of the discussion was to establish initial cooperation with relevant institutions/offices/Roma community on local level, and wide audience to be familiar with upcoming research – Case study preparation, which will be used as a tool for advocacy on […]

2505, 2015

LEGAL CHANGES IN THE BENEFIT OF THE CITIZENS OR “COSMETIC CORRECTIONS” OF THE REGULATIONS IN FAVOUR OF THE STATE/BUDGET

25.05.2015

prasalnik-zdravstvni-pravaAccess to the right of Health insurance

Permanent amendments to the Regulations on the manner and procedure for exercising the rights of citizens contribute to creating continuous obstacles, even in cases when laws are in their favor.

For instance – amendments were made to the Law on contributions of compulsory social insurance from 1st December 2014 and by these amendments the Statement of income in the previous year was abolished from the procedure for pre-registration of health insurance for unemployed and people with lower incomes.

It is […]