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Newsletter Summer 2021

During the summer, many people enjoy a well-deserved holiday. This is different for many internationals. Due to Covid restrictions, a trip home is still difficult for some. Others, on the contrary, are stepping in to fill shortages in working capacity. More than 650,000 migrant workers are employed in sectors such as logistics, industry,  agriculture and horticulture.

Healthcare also continues at full speed during the summer for those who work, who celebrate holidays in the Netherlands or finally receive deferred care.

State Secretary Knops opens H4i Limburg

On 22 July 2021 GP Practice Healthcare for Internationals Limburg was officially opened by outgoing state secretary Raymond Knops.

This practice is focused entirely on the 36,000 labour migrants working in the region of North Limburg. The GP Practice is situated at a central location in Venlo near the VieCuri hospital. H4i Limburg is a collaboration between ......... Article continues.

First internationals employed in Dutch healthcare

There has been a shortage of nursing staff for years. At the beginning of last year, H4i therefore started a project together with the Health Innovation School Noord-Brabant to enable internationals with a background in healthcare to participate in the Dutch healthcare system as professionals.

This project led to the set-up of Internationals in Care (IICare), which aims to give internationals with a background in healthcare a warm welcome and at the same time increase the diversity in Dutch healthcare. Article continues.

Symposium healthcare for migrant workers gets follow-up

On 16 June H4i organised an online symposium on Healthcare for Migrant Workers. Participants from healthcare, government, health insurers and knowledge institutes shared knowledge and experiences in the field of health care for migrant workers.

Four speakers presented research among migrant workers and general practitioners, bottlenecks and developed solutions, including ....... Article continues.

Summary healthcare survey by IAG

When the International Advisory Group* (IAG) of H4i started, the members of the IAG, agreed to first survey the international community and see where things were standing after the 2016 H4i survey.  Starting at the end of 2019 and running for a year, they researched how internationals were experiencing Dutch Healthcare.  Article continues.

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