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February, 2015

Health Determinants of Ageing Migrants

Health Determinants of Ageing Migrants Migration is regarded as a potentially stressful event. Yet, the ability to cope with a new environment and to adapt to a new socio-cultural sign system is unequally distributed in the migration population. It is important to recognize this heterogeneity when assessing potential health care problems of ageing migrants and […]

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significance for public health

Migrants are found to be a population group with specific health risks. Their access to health and social care facilities is often limited compared to that of the indigenous population. These now well-known facts were explored and discussed in health sciences for several decades. More recently, the impact of these facts on the ageing migrant […]

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Migrants, Access to Health Care

Migrants, Access to Health Care Most health care services are insufficiently adapted to the socio-cultural diversity of the clientele they are trying to serve. Problems of access, the lack of cultural competence in health care providers, lack of special provisions (such as interpreter services, translated health education material) may all be structural barriers to access and […]

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Migrant Mortality and Public Health

Migrant Mortality and Public Health Given the unexplained nature of observed mortality differentials, the mortality of migrants cannot be considered a good indicator for their socioeconomic and general health status. It is well conceivable that migrants from Mediterranean countries are disadvantaged in many respects in an industrialized host country of the north, and yet their cardiovascular […]

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What is the “Healthy Migrant Effect”?

What is the “HealthyMigrant Effect”? Firstly, the question has to be resolved whether the observed mortality advantage of migrants is real or due to bias. One possible explanation is the “salmon bias”. Its underlying claim is that gravely ill migrants tend to return to their countries of origin. This leads to a numerator-denominator (numerator-denominator bias) […]

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Research on Migration and Migrant Health

Research on Migration and Migrant Health The number of research centers around the world addressing migration related issues has increased in the past few years. This is particularly evident in developed countries, where governments are channeling more resources to migration research. Still, universities and private research bodies conduct much of the work. Countries such as […]

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Health Information Relating to Migrants

Health Information Relating to Migrants Health information relating to migrants comprises of representative and timely data on health, health behavior and health care uptake of migrants. Ideally, cost aspects should also be covered. Such data should form a vital part of the basis for formulating, implementing and evaluating policies related to the health of migrants. The data should […]

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Data on Migration and Migrant Health

Data on Migration and Migrant Health Migration Data Migration data form a vital part of the basis for formulating, implementing and evaluating migration related policies. Such data also assist in protecting migrants, in integrating migration issues into national development planning and in formulating target policies to reduce migration pressures (UNFPA/IMP 2004). The lack of migration […]

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health opportunities of migration

health opportunities of migration Unfortunately, discussions on migrant health are often focussing on health risks and adverse outcomes alone. This ignores that migrants tend to come from healthier and better-trained segments of sending communities. At the time of arrival, they are often in better health than the average of the host community. As migrant workers, […]

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Migrant Groups Poor Access to Health Services

Migrant Groups with Particular Health Risks or Poor Access to Health Services A number of reports have documented the particular health risks, the reduced access to health care and the health consequences for migrants in many parts of the world. The unfavorable health outcomes observed have been linked to the lower entitlements for migrants in […]

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