Health as a segment when it comes to the Roma people, have some distinctive features that differ from the general national picture of health.
The most frequent diseases among younger Roma are considered infectious diseases (hepatitis, enterocolitis, parasitic diseases, skin infections, TBC) and adult cardiovascular disease, nerve disorders), while adolescents are growing addictions, particularly drug abuse.
Health policy, when it comes to Roma, because of the complexity and variety of issues that reflect the health poses a multisectoral approach. This means achieving specific health policies and programs for preventive healthcare have already been adopted and which emphasizes taking preventive measures especially among vulnerable populations among which are the Roma.
– Workshops on hygiene in order to familiarize the children with all kinds of infectious diseases, the method of transmitting them, for their easy reference, especially for their protection against them;
– Regular check-ups for specific categories of the population or specific diseases (women, children, RTG diagnostics etc.);
– Workshops for timely immunization of children;
– Workshops on oral health for children and adults of the community;
– Free dental check-ups for children of school age, in cooperation with the dental office;
For women of the community organize preventive educational workshops and provides:
– Free and regular visits to the gynecologist;
– Lectures on gender equality;
– Regular and timely immunization of children;