Ensuring the right of migrant children to health care: The response of hospitals and health services
Author/s: Ana Isabel Fernandez Guerreiro, Fabrizio Simonelli, Rosa Gloria Suarez Lopez Vergara, Alberto Armas Navarro, Sara Darias Curvo, Anna Zapulla, Anders Hjern, Lynda Stokes, PJ. Boyle
In the context of migration of children, how do hospitals and health services respond to the needs and rights of children within the wider framework of child protection and healthcare provision? This paper deals with the response of hospitals and healthcare services to the right of migrant children to healthcare in relation to the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the holistic concept of health. On the one hand, the Convention on the Rights of the…Read more
Migration for Development in the Horn of Africa: Health Expertise from the Somali Diaspora in Finland
Author/s: IOM Regional Office for the Nordic and Baltic States, and the European Neighborhood countries (East)
Through a general introduction to the role of diaspora as bridge-builders between worlds and the specific role of the Somali diaspora in Finland, Chapter 1 - Migration for Development in the Horn of Africa. Health expertise from the Somali diaspora in Finland presents the rationale of the book.
In Chapter 2 – Understanding the link between migration and development, WEISS and TANNER provide an overview of the conceptual framework within which the…Read more
Author/s: IOM South Africa
The review reveals that the law in all the SADC member states contains either expressly or implied provisions that guarantee migrants rights to health. While in some states, the law is more direct than others in its protection of migrant rights to health, it has emerged that an interpretation of the domestic law in consonance with the States’ international legal obligations accords migrants right to health.