This report was compiled by the University of Copenhagen's Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU), in collaboration with experts from the University of Amsterdam based at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). It forms part of the first work package of the project MEM‐TP (Training packages for health professionals to improve access and quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities, including the Roma). The title of WP1
The poster illustrates the additional costs to the health system that can be incurred when entitlement is limited to emergency care. Such restrictions place people beyond the reach of prevention programmes and obstruct their access to care in the early stages of illness, when treatment tends to be cheaper and more effective. The main argument for improving access to health care for marginalised groups has always been based on human rights and principles of equity.
A concept model presented in this paper introduces the concept of health care provision for undocumented migrants as a management strategy. Study cases from Australia and Italy are used to illustrate the concept.
This document has been produced within the framework of the IOM’s EQUI-HEALTH project (Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups), in collaboration with COST Action IS1103 ADAPT (Adapting European health systems to diversity).
Health is essential to migrants’ wellbeing and contribution to society. The European Union, European governments and the international community are progressively recognising this link and attempting to address the negative socioeconomic determinants of health which disproportionately affect migrant populations. At the EU level, attention to migrants’ health has been framed by two EU Presidencies, the Portuguese in 2007 and the Spanish in 2010.
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.