The Global Health Center is a multidisciplinary facility of the Tuscany Region whose objecive is the coordination of international health cooperation initiatives and health protection of migrants and asylum seekers in the Tuscany Region. The Center refers to the Meyer University Hospital of Florence, which has historically been entrusted with the implementation of the regional strategy of International Health Cooperation.
The Global Health Center works to meet health needs by promoting universal access to quality health services in order to promote equity, solidarity and social inclusion.
The work of the Global Health Center deeply relies on health cooperation network, through the collaboration and the support of public and private entities in the Tuscan regional territory. This process constitutes the essential element of comparison, growth, promotion and implementation of projects and exchanges, in terms of structural and human resources.
Patient/individual centred, focusing on the protection of human dignity through the safety of his/her health. Analysis of skills and vulnerabilities of the communities whom we cooperate with. (Community need assessment). Sustainability of the interventions through the promotion of the development of local territorial capacities and better management of the existing resources. Participation of all interest groups/stakeholders and involvement of the most vulnerable groups (children, adolescents, women, elderly, people with disabilities, AIDS patients, asylum seekers and refugees). Strengthening of capacities and transfer of know-how through the involvement and active mobilisation of communities, institutions and actors of interest present in the areas of intervention. Promotion of gender equality implied as the opportunity to exercise and enjoy equal rights and opportunities for women and men.