06. 06. 2013

MUDr. Peter Marko – Most common health problems in Roma settlements

In Slovakia, there are approximately 130 thousand people, living in conditions that negatively affect their health condition. This concerns especially inhabitans of segregated Roma communities and i tis result of social, financial and geographical barriers along with their cultural traditions.
Low standard of personal and communal hygiene, lack of sewage and access to drinking water have a direct impact on spread of infectious diseases and inhabitants of these localities have demonstrably worse access to health care. Health of Roma people is not just their issue, but issue of the whole society.
We asked doctor Peter Marko what are the most common health problems in settlements.