Cooperation with academic community is one of the priorities for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Year after year we actively develop our cooperation, which allows us to use evidence-based approaches in providing effective humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable population affected by different disasters and crisis.
I highly appreciate our close and fruitful collaboration with Healthcare Leadership and Management Development Institute and WHO Collaborating Centre for Migration Health Training and Research in Pecs University. The scientific teams of these centers are well known in the expert community not only in Europe but also around the world. Researches and studies conducting by professionals of these centers provide a valuable contribution for better understanding of the various aspects of the health of migrants.
Recent research: “Access of Migrants to Health Services in Balkan Countries” conducted in close collaboration with our partners: Red Cross societies in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia allowed to obtain a realistic picture on the health status and health needs of the migrants, refugees and asylum seekers stranded in four countries of the Western Balkans, as well as the practice our national societies as well as international, governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in humanitarian assistance provision.
I wish the team of these centers all success, new creative ideas and projects, and confident in the development of our further cooperation.
Dr. Davron Mukhamadiev, MD., Dr.Sc
Regional Health and Care Coordinator
Europe Region, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies