30.06.2017 Information for migrants, their relatives and other interested persons and institutions
Information. In Switzerland, numerous publications address migrants to inform them on health issues in their mother tongue. Owing to the various language and structural barriers they face, access to preventive medicine and healthcare is difficult for many of them. The internet site migesplus.ch is an important source for health guides translated in various languages of the migrant population.
Brochures, films and other resources can be ordered online or downloaded. Moreover, migesplus.ch provides tips and tools as well as financial support for the development, translation, production and dissemination of migrant-specific health guides. migesplus.ch is a project of the Swiss Red Cross within the national Migration and Health Programme run by the Federal Office for Public Health (FOPH). migesplus.ch helps migrants, their relatives and other interested persons to get to the needed information. It is as well for professionals and institutions working in the healthcare, social services and educational sectors who advise migrants and provide information on health topics, and for publishers of health information. www.migesplus.ch
Agathe Blaser, section Health Equity, email@example.com