E-News April 2024

Exciting News: REACH Becomes Official Strategic Advisory Group of EAP!

Apr 25, 2024

Meet Our Latest Strategic Advisory Group: REACH

The EAP is  thrilled to announce that the Refugee and Migrant Child and Adolescent Health (REACH) group is now an official Strategic Advisory Group! Together with you, our members, we are embarking on a transformative journey to address the unique healthcare needs of refugee and migrant children across Europe.

REACH aims to initiate and establish a sustainable network of caregivers and health workers dedicated to the well-being of refugee and migrant children.

The group’s vision is that across Europe, migrants and refugees receive equitable quality of health care compared to their local peers, both in terms of access to and continuity of care. Further, paediatric migrant and refugee patients and their caregivers have equitable opportunities to communicate and build trusted relationships with health care professionals and collaborating disciplines. 

To reach this vision, the group aims to assess. monitor and improve the health of paediatric migrants/refugees across Europe through interdisciplinary collaboration in the areas of education, research, and advocacy. 

The group puts emphasis on migrant participation in all its activities. It follows an open tent approach and invites interested migrants and/or migrant health workers to participate in its bimonthly online meetings and projects.

Julia Brandenberger

Julia Brandenberger


Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

Ruud Nijman

Ruud Nijman


Division of Medicine, Department of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital – Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, London, United Kingdom

Join Us with REACH in Making a Difference

Are you an Eastern European paediatrician or a double expert passionate about migrant health? We invite you to join our Participatory Steering Committee (PSP) and contribute to shaping the future of paediatric migrant health research and advocacy. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved!

Please write to us at secretariat@eapaediatrics.eu if you would like to participate. Through synergized efforts in paediatric migrant health, education, and advocacy, the new group strives to create positive change and enhance the quality of care for these vulnerable populations.


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