MEDICE

Description of the Project

Migrants across Europe have lower health literacy and poorer health outcomes than the general population. One reason is a language barrier and low awareness of the healthcare systems in their host countries. According to the Report “Promoting the health of refugees and migrants” (WHO, 2017) women and children are particularly vulnerable to health problems. Therefore, project MEDICE aims to:

  • to help women understand how the health care system works in five European countries (Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, and the United Kingdom)
  • support them in developing health care vocabulary
  • facilitate women’s contact with doctors and medical staff

Target Group

The project’s target group is mainly women migrants, but also educators, language teachers, non-profit organizations, and volunteers involved in the integration of the immigrants, and health care providers.

Outputs

  • Healthcare system e-map of Iceland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Poland and the UK, an online resource about how the health system works in these countries
  • E-glossary with terms connected to health issues.
  • Women Healthcare Multi-language Package on women’s health, diseases and lifestyle
  • Infant and Child Healthcare Multi-language Package with expressions, multi-word lexical units, and typical sentences on children’s healthcare issues
  • Multimedia Mentoring Guide with a series of modules for training migrant women to act as healthcare mentors within their communities
  • Online Open Educational Resource Database
  • Mobile App designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone or a tablet   

All outputs will be available in 15 languages: English, French, Czech, Polish, Lithuanian, Greek, Icelandic, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Thai, and Afrikaans.

Project partners

Contact

Project website: www.mediceproject.eu

Project Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MediceProject/

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