|Document ID (ISN)||109480|
|Convention or series no.
||Alexandre Fernandes A., Pereira Miguel J.
||Health and migration in the EU
||Sa˙de e migraš§es na UE [in Portuguese]|
||Instituto Nacional de Sa˙de (INSA), Lisboa, Portugal, 2008. 242p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||Proceedings of the European conference "Health and migration in the EU - better health for all in an inclusive society" held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 27-28 September 2007. The EU is the destination for many millions of migrants from around the world. This poses a variety of challenges that range from demographic to economic. Health is one of the most important issues. Migrants face increased risks to their health linked to the stresses of moving home and changing country. They can also experience difficulties in accessing health services due to language, cultural and other barriers. These problems can be particularly acute for children and other vulnerable groups. Main topics covered: overview of migrants' health determinants and needs; the challenge of migrant's health for health services and research; health promotion among migrants; disease prevention; access to healthcare; mental health; occupational health, working conditions and health hazards; women and child health; accessibility and quality of care.
||European Union; migrant workers; economic aspects; state of health
||children; linguistic differences; tuberculosis; diabetes mellitus; infectious diseases; conference; conditions of work; health hazards; women; cardiovascular diseases; mental health
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Portugal|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bacterial and parasitic diseases