On this page you can find a selection of videos that are relevant to what’s been going on across Europe. For a comprehensive oversight of videos, please consult the national MdM official websites, or follow the Youtube channels of Médecins du Monde France (here), Médicos del Mundo Spain (here), Dokters van de Wereld in the Netherlands (here), Ärzte der Welt in Germany (here), Médecins du Monde Suisse (here) and Doctors of the World UK (here),
Launch of the 2017 Observatory Report at the European Parliament
On 8 November 2017, the European Network to Reduce Vulnerabilities in Health launched the 2017 Observatory Report at the European Parliament
- The first panel introduced the findings of the Observatory report, with speakers such as Enrique Guerrero, current co-President of the Global Progressive Forum, Member of the European Parliament for Spain and Vicepresident of the SD Group from 2012 until January 2017; Rob Aldridge, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the Institute of Health Informatics, University College of London; Vivien Vadasi, migration expert from the Hungarian association Menedék; Nina Renshaw, Secretary General at EPHA (European Public Health Alliance); Sandrine Simon, Health and Advocacy Director at Medecins du Monde France.
- The second panel opened a discussion on “will the EU lead the right to health for migrants in Europe?” with speakers such as Tanja Fajon, Slovenian MEP and Vice-Chair of the S&D Group in charge of Migration and Communication and full member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; Isabel de la Mata, Principal Advisor with special interest on health in the European Commission; Nel Vandevannet, Director of domestic projects in Médecins du Monde Belgium; Michele Levoy, Director of PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants).
Video: “Towards empowerment”, workshop, Dublin 8-9 December 2016
Much of the work of Doctors of the World and our partners is about empowerment. We all have our ways and definitions of what it means to empower a self-support group or small organisation on health related matters. In essence, empowerment is about supporting people we work with to have or take more control over all aspects of their life.
In the framework of the European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health, about 15 programme coordinators from Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK had the opportunity to meet for two days in Dublin and to exchange about their practices and different ways to empower patients or service users in their daily work.
Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), “Towards empowerment”, workshop, Dublin 8-9 December 2016
Since 2001, MRCI has taken a stand with migrants to tackle the root causes of inequality. They use a community work approach with a focus on participation, leadership and empowerment, and have a strong track record in securing policy changes – including the criminalisation of forced labour, the Bridging Visa for undocumented migrants, reversal of work permit changes, protections for domestic & agriculture workers, and reversing the minimum wage cut. MRCI operates a Resource Centre and has a national remit.
Idomeni Camp 1 #Grèce by MdM Switzerland
12.000 #migrants blocked in Idomeni in critical conditions, on the Greece-Macedonian bordrer.
Quantative Data collection workshop 27-28 October 2015
Data collection is a key component of the “European Network to reduce vulnerabilities in health” project. It is a valuable tool to make vulnerabilities more visible and to monitor our own actions.
Based on the data already collected in the course of 2014, the 2015 European Observatory report entitled “Access to healthcare for people facing multiple health vulnerabilities” was published in May 2015. The data collected were based on 41,238 face-to-face medical and social consultations with 22,171 individuals in nine European countries in 2014 (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom).
The network ambition is to produce, on a yearly basis, a statistical testimony: data collection of an acceptable standard of quality rather than a gold standard academic piece of research.
A quantitative data collection workshop took place in Paris on 27-28th October 2015. It was a unique occasion to reinforce the ability of service providers to collect data in 2016 with patients.
This didactic video can be used by any partner as a tool to train their teams when collecting data with patients.
The video lasts less than an hour and covers the following topics:
- Objectives of the quantitative data collection
- Social and medical questionnaires discussion with role plays
- Practical solutions to technical problems: database
- Observatory reports and advocacy: how does it work
- Sampling methods
MdM Greece responding to migrants’ urgent needs
Routine data collected from 23,040 patients seen by MdM in 25 European cities in 2014 show that only one third (34.5%) of children seen across Europe had been vaccinated against mumps, measles and rubella (MMR), and only slightly more (42.5%) against tetanus. In this video, parents and Doctors of the World teams bear witness to the importance of access to vaccination for all children.
Each health professional can make the difference even in countries where barriers to vaccination exist (i.e. lack of health coverage, residency status…) as recommended by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Antenatal care (2015)
Routine data collected from 23,040 patients seen by MdM in 25 European cities in 2014 show that more than half (54.2%) of the pregnant women surveyed in MdM clinics had not access to antenatal care. The overwhelming majority had no health coverage (81%). In this video, women and Doctors of the World teams bear witness to the importance of access to antenatal care for all pregnant women.
Each health professional can make the difference even in countries where barriers to antenatal care exist (i.e. lack of health coverage, residency status…)
See the related 2015 report here.
Flashmob on Monastiraki Square, Athens (2014)
Members of Doctors of the World Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA in solidarity with all those without health insurance in Greece: pregnant women, children and doctors try to join hands but are prevented by the money barrier – flash mob MdM held on Monastiraki Square, Athens, 21 February 2014.
All women and children must have access to healthcare (MdM Germany, 2014)
All women and children must have access to healhcare (MdM Greece, 2014)
All women and children must have access to healthcare (MdM UK, 2014)
Iranian victim of bestial xenophobic violence in Greece
Austerity measures leave you butt-naked… Campaign by MdM Spain (2013).
Nadie Desechado – campaign by MdM Spain (2013).
Juramento – campaign by MdM Spain (2013).
Video testimony of an Afghan boy who fell victim to racist violence in the centre of Athens.
Greece, faces of the crisis (by Giorgos MOUTAFIS) – cliquez ici pour des sous-titres en français.
NTDTV news coverage of the MdM April 2012 event in Brussels.
Exil / Exit documentary with testimonies by 3 undocumented migrants.