The Pavee Point Primary Health Care for Travellers Project (PHCTP) was the first time Travellers went out into the Traveller Community with the aim to identify the health needs of Travellers. The Project began as a pilot initiative in October 1994 and has thus been established as a joint partnership initiative with the then Eastern Health Board and Pavee Point.

Our Objectives:

  • To establish Primary Health Care as a Model of Good Practice to address Travellers’ Health.

  • To develop the skills of Travellers in providing community based health services.

  • To liaise and assist in dialogue between Travellers and health service providers.

  • To highlight gaps in health service delivery to Travellers and work towards reducing inequalities that exists in established services.

Highlights of Our Work:



Animate Award for Maternal Health Initiative

European Union Health Award for Vaccination Awareness Initiative 

National Adult Literacy Association (NALA) ‘Plain English Award’ for Public Health Information

2014:     Traveller Pride Award for Enterprise & Employment andoverall Traveller Pride Award

2001: Guinness Living in Dublin Award for Community Development

1998: World Health Organisation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Certificate

Contact the Primary Health Care Traveller Project (PHCTP):

  • Co Ordinator –

  • Assistant Coordinator –

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