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Contributed by NIKITAS KANAKIS Saturday, 2 NOV 2007 Original source of this article: FEANTSA A new initiative is being developed to link up health professionals working with people who are homeless, with their counterparts across the EU. The European Federation of National Organisations working with people who are homeless (FEANTSA), together with doctors in the Netherlands and the UK, are working to launch this network in March. Dr. Igor van Laere, who works with people who are homeless in Amsterdam, has long believed that there is an important role for such a network and sees enormous potential for mutual learning and cooperation in this area. He also believes that there would be interest and value for health professionals working with people who are homeless to share and exchange with their European counterparts. The network will be open to all health professionals from across Europe, who work with homeless people in a health capacity, or to people who have a particular interest in this area. The working language will be English. All disciplines are welcome. Initially, the network will be an electronic one, with a newsletter and online forum to develop contact. There will be a launch at a conference later in the year. The first issue of the newsletter is expected in March 2007. Would you or your colleagues like to be involved in this European Network of Homeless Health Workers? To receive the newsletter, simply send your name and email address to Dearbhal.email@example.com
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