“Roma health newsletter”: first issue

The first issue of the newsletter is out now. It gives updates on recent events; lists reports, resources and professional opportunities; and includes a feature on community monitoring for accountability for Roma health.

In cooperation with the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and the Interuniversity Institute of Social Development and Peace at the University of Alicante, Spain, WHO/Europe started this quarterly newsletter to share information and resources for improving Roma health.

Roma are the largest ethnic minority group in the WHO European Region: 10–12 million are estimated to live in the Region, including about 6 million in the European Union. Evidence indicates that these people can experience significant inequities in access to health systems, exposure to risk factors and health outcomes.