Access to medical services for “invisible” children

December 5, 2018 the round table  “The access of the “invisible” children and youth to the medical services in Odessa”. The round table took place within the project “Modeling the work of the services of the family medicine for the children in difficult life situation on a local communities level.  The event was organized by the “Way Home” Odessa charity foundation under the support of  UNISEF Ukraine Children’s Fund.

The aim of the meeting of the project representatives and the local governmental services of healthcare social politics and children’s services is to overcome the barriers in the access of the children living in difficult life situation to the services of the family medicine.

The organizers of the round table identified the obstacles in receiving the medical services for the people living in crisis. The meeting became am open space for the dialogue in order to overcome the mentioned obstacles.

One of the most difficult  among the barriers is the rule not to provide primal medical assistance to the people without the identification documents. The question of providing the medical services to the Roma people was also put as an important one.

A separate theme was the medical help to the IDP families. Despite having a legislative “yes” to the free medical help to the IDPs, the rights of the mentioned group of people are not always respected.

At the end of the meeting the representatives of the project and the governmental structures made a decision to form a working group which will analyze the current situation in the area and create the proper way to have a total access to the medical services for the mentioned groups of people living in difficult life situation.

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