Pavee Point is delighted to announce that our Vaccination Awareness Initiative has been shortlisted for EU Health Award for NGOs 2017.

This award recognises the valuable contribution of NGOs in contributing to high standards of public health in the European Union through vaccination.

Pavee Point’s initiative was undertaken by our Traveller Primary Health Care Workers who provide a vital link between mainstream health services and Travellers on the ground.

Pavee Point was the only Irish NGO to be shortlisted along with nine other projects from European countries. This is an acknowledgement of the invaluable work of Traveller Community Health Workers in meaningfully addressing Traveller health inequalities. The 3 winners will be announced on the 27th of November ’17.

Today, speaking at the closing conference of the European Health Forum Gastein 2017, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said:

“Vaccines are one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to ensure public health and avoid preventable disease. It is therefore my honour to announce the shortlist of 10 outstanding initiatives by NGOs which have significantly contributed to higher levels of vaccination in the EU population. I will give the award for the three top prizes during the EU Health Policy Platform Meeting on 27 November 2017, but from my point of view, all 10 NGOs are winners.”

Full information here.