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International migration – a complex health issue International migration December 18th is International Migrants Day, a moment to take time out of the busy festive period to remember and raise awareness of the millions of international migrants and displaced persons trying to find a better and safer life. The awareness day is celebrated in... search all news

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Sharpening our public health lens: advancing im/migrant health equity during COVID-19 and beyond. Background: Differential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought deeply rooted inequities to the forefront, where increasing evidence has shown that racialized immigrant and migrant (im/migrant) populations face a disproportionate burden of COVID-19. Im/migrant communities may be worst...

Health and well-being of male international migrants and non-migrants in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional follow-up study. Background: Temporary labor migration is an increasingly important mode of migration that generates substantial remittance flows, but raises important concerns for migrant well-being. The migration and health literature has seen a growing call for longitudinal, binational surveys that compare...

Acculturation and use of traditional medicine among African migrant women in Sydney: a mixed method study. Background: More than 80% of the African population depend on traditional medicine as a primary healthcare. Although the African migrant community is increasing in Australia, there is no research documenting if and how African migrant communities have maintained or changed their use of traditional...

Tackling TB in migrants arriving at Europe's southern border. Over a quarter of the individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis [TB] in the European Union region are born outside of the area and the proportion has been increasing steadily. Italy is a low TB incidence country with over 50% of TB cases in the foreign-born population primarily due to the high...

Epidemiology and organisation of care in medically unexplained symptoms: a systematic review with a focus on cultural diversity and migrants. Background: Since the pathophysiology of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) remains unclear, healthcare providers often struggle with these patients, especially with a different ethnic and/or cultural background. These challenges are insufficiently addressed in their training and in the...

Health system considerations related to voluntary and forced displacement in the Eastern Mediterranean region: a critical analysis of the available literature. Background: The WHO Region for the Eastern Mediterranean has had a history of complex migration patterns, with high levels of migration to, from and within the Region, overlaid by massive recent forced displacement. Relatively little is known about the health system response to this large-scale...


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Moving to a better life? Climate, migration and population health. This chapter explores the implications and consequences for health due to migration associated with climate change. The role of climate change in human migration and the effects of climate change on the health of migrant, donor and recipient populations are described.

Theories and concepts: linking landscapes and health. This book chapter provides an introduction and background information for many of these theories, concluding with practical applications, focusing on evolutionary-based theories (e.g. biophilia hypothesis, naturalistic intelligence, other evolutionary-grounded theories), restorative environment...

Zoonoses. This book chapter focuses on zoonoses that are not transmitted primarily through food. Establishing systematic data collection is the first step to manage zoonoses. Management is complicated by heterogeneity: zoonoses may have a significant and debilitating effect on some communities but not on...

Natural landscapes and the health crisis. This book chapter focuses on how landscapes can be harmful to human health and wellbeing and suggests possible strategies for reparation and to regain a reciprocal relationship with landscapes. Climate change, Indigenous practices, and ecological grief are discussed, as well as health risks from...

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Climate change and human heat stress exposure in sub-Saharan Africa. The sub-Saharan Africa region has been affected by multifaceted interrelated challenges including climate change risks, environmental degradation, political crises, demographic, and food security. The region is geographically exposed to and heavily depends on heat stress-sensitive livelihood and...

Zoonotic diseases: a one health perspective. The emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases including zoonoses and persistence of neglected zoonotic diseases threaten the global health and economy of rural societies now more than any time in the history of humanity. Animals are the main reservoirs of zoonotic disease agents, and...

Food safety and methods to ensure food security in the face of climate change. Serious social, economic, and ecological consequences of climate change due to the high levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere resulting from a wide range of human activities including the burning of fossil fuels and land use have impacted weather events world over. Extreme weather...

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