Lampedusa, a medical task force in the Reception Centre
Medical screening for migrants, residents and tourists in Lampedusa will be provided in accordance with the agreement with the Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration at the Italian Ministry of the Interiors.
A medical task force will collaborate with the existing medical facilities of the Assistance and First Reception Centre (CSPA) for migrants and the Outpatient Clinic of Lampedusa.
An agreement between the Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration at the Italian Ministry of the Interiors and the National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (NIHMP) was signed to carry out free dermatological, infectious diseases and gynaecological services and to train the health professionals working in the CSPA and in the Outpatient Clinic of Lampedusa.
The task force will allow the enhancement of strategies aimed at identifying those pathologies which require prompt interventions and will carry out dermatological, infectious diseases and gynaecological screening for migrants, residents and tourists in Lampedusa.
The four specialised doctors will work in the Assistance and First Reception Centre and cooperate at the scientific activity of the Lampedusa Outpatient Clinic, in accordance with the provisions of health authorities.
The agreement will also allow the doctors to carry out medical training on the diagnosis of migration and poverty-related diseases, the protection of migrants’ health and the control of poverty-related diseases from an intercultural perspective, respectful of the different cultural identities.