Bosnia and Herzegovina: assessing the capacity of the health sector to manage large influxes of migrants and refugees

Increasing numbers of migrants and refugees are travelling through Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the European Union.

Responding to this situation, WHO/Europe and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a joint assessment on 6–12 April 2019.

The assessment started with a national-level intersectoral stakeholders’ meeting, followed by individual interviews and field visits to various migration centres in the country.

A joint report will be published after the completion of the assessment, identifying key technical areas where WHO/Europe can support the health sector to adequately manage large influxes of migrants and refugees and foster future dialogue and cooperation on migrant health.