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RESPONSE OF CROATIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TO MIGRANT CRISIS IN THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 16 TO DECEMBER 31, 2015

Maja Grba-Bujević
Maja Dragosavac
Nataša Janev-Holcer
Damir Važanić


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Abstract

With the arrival of the first wave of migrants in the Republic of Croatia on September 16, 2015, the Croatian Government adopted a Decision on the establishment of the State’s Headquarters for coordination of migrant related ­activities, in whose work the Ministry of Health was included as well. In accordance with the statutory powers, the Crisis Headquarters of the Ministry of Health carried out the activities with the goal of organization and functioning of healthcare. In the initial wave of migration, health care was provided in the temporary refugee camp Opatovac, as well as at border crossings, after which followed the Winter Transit Center in Slavonski Brod. Since the beginning of the migrant crisis until the end of 2015 more than 550 thousand migrants passed through Croatia, out of which 21.694 people requested medical care.

Keywords

Transients and migrants – statistics an numerical data, Delivery of health care – organization and administration, Health services – utilization, Croatia

Hrčak ID:

172848

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/172848

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