Migration: A social determinant of migrants' health

Author/s:
Anita Davies, Anna Basten, Chiara Frattini

Year:
2010

Language:
English

Publication Type:
Periodicals and Newsletters
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External
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Description: 

Migrants are affected by social inequalities and are exposed to several experiences during the migration process which put their physical, mental and social well-being at risk. Migrants’ health is also to a large extent determined by the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services in the host community or country. This article discusses how the migration process and legal status are determinants of migrants’ health. It raises the issue that good public health practice should promote access to health and social services for all migrants, irrespective of their legal status, for the common good of all of society.

 

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Publisher: 
Eurohealth