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Document ID (ISN)109480
CIS number 09-366
ISBN(s) -
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alexandre Fernandes A., Pereira Miguel J.
Title Health and migration in the EU
Original title Sa˙de e migraš§es na UE [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Sa˙de (INSA), Lisboa, Portugal, 2008. 242p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; migrant workers; economic aspects; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) children; linguistic differences; tuberculosis; diabetes mellitus; infectious diseases; conference; conditions of work; health hazards; women; cardiovascular diseases; mental health
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Bacterial and parasitic diseases