The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts people at the center of all actions, particularly the most marginalized and disempowered, for the realization of societies that are more equitable and inclusive. It also acknowledges that migration carries a development potential, owing to migrants’ intellectual, cultural, human and financial capital, and their active participation in society. Being and staying healthy is a fundamental precondition for migrants to work, be productive, and contribute to the social and economic development of communities of origin and destination. Moreover, migrants have a right to health, and including migrants in health systems’ responses is good public health practice. Multi-sector partnership and coordinated efforts are needed to ensure that migrant health is addressed throughout the migration cycle, as are efforts to develop migration-sensitive health systems that respond to increasingly diverse population health profiles and needs.
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