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Mi-Care Training Programme

Mi-Care is an annual training programme that enhances the capacity of migrant community health advocates to fully engage in healthcare planning, practice and policy. Mi-Care focuses on improving access to quality healthcare services, including the prevention, testing, treatment and care of HIV, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis. This programme ensures that learners are equipped with the knowledge, networks, resources and tools to mobilize and support the diverse migrant communities with which they work across the European region. Upon successful completion of the programme, learners will receive a non-accredited certificate and there is the possibility to be inducted into one of the working groups on the Mi-Health platform to engage with key stakeholders to address barriers to healthcare access and to improve migrant outcomes.

Course Outline

The programme is comprised of 6 modules over 6 weeks and English is the language of instruction.

Module 1: Health Inequalities Relevant to Migrant Populations

  • Social determinants of health and health inequalities

  • Impact of COVID-19

  • Key populations of migrants

Module 2: HIV, Viral Hepatitis and TB in the Context of Migration and Key Populations

  • Infectious diseases in the UK and an overview of epidemiology

  • HIV, viral hepatitis and TB prevention, testing and treatment

Module 3: Healthcare Policy, Systems and International Frameworks

  • Guiding frameworks and legislation

  • Healthcare systems

Module 4: Community-led Initiatives and Innovations

  • Community-led initiatives and clinical interventions

  • Clinical research, innovative medicines and healthcare technology

Module 5: Effective Migrant-led Advocacy and Outreach

  • Advocacy and outreach techniques for change

  • Communications, digital campaigning, and social media

Module 6: Cultivating a Community of Practice and Science

  • Course wrap-up

Who should apply?

Migrants; frontline migrant workers and healthcare activists; professionals working with documented and undocumented migrants, refugees and asylum seekers across the European region; and professionals working on HIV, TB and viral hepatitis.

 

Contact m-care@africadvocacy.org with any questions.