Wednesday, March 28, 2012

[EQ] Migration and health in the European Union

Migration and health in the European Union




Bernd Rechel, Philipa Mladovsky, Walter Devillé, Barbara Rijks, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Martin McKee
World Health Organization 2011 on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Available online PDF [282p.] at:

“…..The increasing diversity of populations in Europe, including a growing proportion of migrants, creates new challenges for health systems, which have to adapt in order to remain responsive.


This book explores the overall context of migration and health in the European Union, addresses the rights of migrants to health and looks at problems in their access to health services, explores the challenges and opportunities in monitoring migrant health, reviews the health issues faced by migrants in Europe, discusses the policy response so far and the need for culturally responsive health services, provides examples of best practice, and looks at the policy implications of the findings presented…..”

Section I Introduction

one Migration and health in the European Union

Section II Context

two Trends in Europe’s international migration

three Asylum, residency and citizenship policies and models of migrant incorporation

Section III Access to health services

four The right to health of migrants in Europe

fi ve Migrants’ access to health services

Section IV Monitoring migrant health six Monitoring the health of migrants

Section V Selected areas of migrant health

seven Non-communicable diseases

eight Communicable diseases

nine Maternal and child health – from conception to fi rst birthday

ten Occupational health

eleven Mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers

Section VI Policy response

twelve Migrant health policies in Europe

thirteen Differences in language, religious beliefs and culture: the need for culturally responsive health services

fourteen Good practice in emergency care: views from practitioners

fi fteen Good practice in health service provision for migrants

Section VII Conclusions

sixteen The future of migrant health in Europe

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is a partnership between the World Health Organization Regional Offi ce for Europe, the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Veneto Region of Italy, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, UNCAM (French National Union of Health Insurance Funds), the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.





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