Public health governance and outcomes in ukrainian citizens moved in a part of the veneto region, italy
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University of Padua - Italy Hygiene and Public Health school Italy
University of Padua - Italy
Aulss7 - Pedemontana, Veneto, Italy Italy
Italian Red Cross - Bassano del grappa Italy
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1714
Background & Objective:
As the Ukraine emergency broke out (24/02/2022), millions of Ukrainian moved worldwide, particularly in Europe leading healthcare authorities to implement different intervention plans. The Veneto Region (Italy), in its 7th Local Healthcare trust, released an identification-code for everyone arrived, offered screening for Covid-19 and Tuberculosis, vaccines prophylaxis and the possibility of medical visits / prescriptions for acute or chronic diseases. Together, the _Italian Red Cross ran a refugees and migrant health point in Bassano del Grappa.

A database was created and analyzed from 01/03/2022 to 01/06/2022 through the Veneto Regional Registry and Q-lik-sense focusing on the registration date, identification-code realeased, age, gender, arrived-declared domicile, Covid-19 swabs and Tuberculosis tests results; Covid19, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles vaccinations coverage results. From medical visits’ reports the diseases were grouped according to the International Classification of Primary Care and pharmaceutical flows were analysed too.

3964 people were registered and 1495 declared the arrived-domicile in our Municipalities. 68% were women, average aged 29.5 (±18.4 years). 47.4% were minors, 31% 3-13 years old and 5% under-3 years old. 2.10% tested positive for Covid-19, none positive Quantiferon test despite 4 positive Mantoux. Of those eligible for Covid-19 vaccination: 13.92% get vaccinated abroad, 9.79% in Italy and 8.6% completed the primary cycle in Italy. At the Local Public Primary Healthcare Clinic 139 accesses were made and most frequently encountered diseases were respiratory, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. Communication’s difficulties were reported in at least 22 visits. Most frequently prescribed medications were antihypertensive and antibiotics. Dates were qualitatively confirmed in Red Cross reality too.

Mainly female and young aged individuals arrived, their healthcare demand was limited but present. Despite the precarious conditions experienced during the migration route, the percentage of positivity to Covid-19 on arrival was limited. Fundamental is to raise awareness on vaccines prophylaxis.

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