Review of the determinants for vaccination uptake and successful interventions for increasing childhood vaccination coverage among Roma

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Country/partner countries
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Romani CRISS- Roma Center for Social Intervention and Studies
Str. Raspantiilor nr.11, sector 2, Bucuresti, cod postal 020547
Tel: 021.310.70.70
Mobil: 0740.19.46.46

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Start date: 01.11.2011
End date: 30.10.2012
Duration: 11 Months

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The project aims at offering current infromation about vaccination, and increasing the trust of the Roma in health care services, and supporting health care providers to improve the access of the Roma to vaccination. Providing a demographic and cultural profile of the Roma in Europe based on information from science journals, studies, reports and literature (native language, geographical distribution, migration, socio-demographic characteristics). The evaluation of under-vaccination of the Roma in six target countries using standard methods of data collection and analysis. Identifying the level of knowledge, perception, attitude and behaviour regarding childhood vaccination among the Roma and analyzing the impact on service delivery to achieve the vaccine and vaccination. The description and analysis of the barriers to improve the vaccination of children among the Roma population, the phenomenon of under-vaccination in EU countries, with large Roma populations. Making recommendations for implementing and scaling potential interventions to improve immunization of children in Roma communities on short and medium term.

Results of the project
60 interviews with doctors working in the Roma community,
60 interviews with Roma parents,
36 focus-groups with Roma parents.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 500
Roma beneficiaries: 430
Roma women beneficiaries: 400
Roma participation:
Needs assessment
Decision making

*The number of Roma women partcipating in the project is higher than that of men, because usually the mothers are the ones who take their children to physicians.

Sources of funding
Amount: 52.200,00 Euro