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Migration and Health

By Akshay Sharma and Elizabeth Cottrell


Migrants are a significant and diverse population. Manymigrants have no different health needs from native people,but multiple health harms can result from the process ofmigration itself as well as the underlying reasons formigration. There are a number of hurdles in improving thehealth of migrants and they are sometimes referred to as the‘mobile underserved populations’. This editorial discusses thisdiverse group of migrants in relation to the individuals’ healthbut also as they impact on the healthcare services in hostnations

Topics: Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Medical Journal pty ltd.
Year: 2010
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