Integrated Training Project for Promoting Migrants’ Health, Preventing and Combating Female Genital Mutilations
The project is carried out by the National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty-NIHMP with the support of Regione Lazio.
About 500 health care professionals from the Local Health Services (ASL) of the Regione Lazio (namely Rome, Viterbo, Rieti, Frosinone, Latina and Terracina) will participate in the training course:
• Doctors working for the public health care service
• Doctors working for the national health care service
• Specialised doctors (in dermatology, gynaecology, infectious diseases, paediatrics, neonatology, psychiatry, Internal medicine, gastroenterology, clinical pathology)
• General practitioners
• Nurses - midwives
• Transcultural mediators
• Social workers
• Medical directors
Five months (twice a month in each site, 32 total training hours)Sede del corso
• Provide training and updating for health care professionals for preventing, combating and eradicating Female Genital Mutilations (FGM);
• Analyse the existing inequalities in the access to health care services;
• Facilitate the access to health care services and enhancing reception services;
• Spread information about the local health care services available in the region, their territorial disposition and the modalities of access;
• Study the health risks due to FGM.
Training and updating courses are conceived to meet the needs of the above-mentioned beneficiaries, specific educational materials will be supplied and nationally recognised experts will be involved.
The training provides a theory part and practical activities (exercises, debates, simulations and case studies) aimed at acquiring flexible competences to be used in practice. A systemic approach, combining specific information and transversal competences such as communication, cultural integration and child protection, will be adopted.
To guarantee the achievement of the above-mentioned objectives by providing specific training aimed at:
• Facilitating the access to health care services and enhancing reception services for migrant people and families
• Providing training and updating for preventing, combating and eradicating FGM
• Specialised training of health care professionals
• Creation of a repeatable model at the national level
• Organisation of social and heath care information services aimed at combating FGM and at promoting migrants’ health
• Community involvement in reducing the diffusion of this practice
• Final meeting
• Use of pre and post-tests for activity monitoring and assessment of entrance and exit competences
• Report of training sessions aimed at recording the professional profile and the origin of participants