Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis

 

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dc.contributor.author Abbas, Mohamed
dc.contributor.author Aloudat, Tammam
dc.contributor.author Bartolomei, Javier
dc.contributor.author Carballo, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Durieux-Paillard, Sophie
dc.contributor.author Gabus, Laure
dc.contributor.author Jablonka, Alexandra
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Yves
dc.contributor.author Kaojaroen, Kanokporn
dc.contributor.author Koch, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Martinez, Esperanza
dc.contributor.author Mendelson, Marc
dc.contributor.author Petrova-Benedict, Roumyana
dc.contributor.author Tsiodras, Sotirios
dc.contributor.author Christie, Derek
dc.contributor.author Saam, Mirko
dc.contributor.author Hargreaves, Sally
dc.contributor.author Pittet, Didier
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-25T14:01:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-25T14:01:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-20
dc.identifier.citation Abbas, M., Aloudat, T., Bartolomei, J., Carballo, M., Durieux-Paillard, S., Gabus, L., ... & Martinez, E. (2018). Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 7(1), 113.
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-018-0403-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28493
dc.description.abstract The 2015–2017 global migratory crisis saw unprecedented numbers of people on the move and tremendous diversity in terms of age, gender and medical requirements. This article focuses on key emerging public health issues around migrant populations and their interactions with host populations. Basic needs and rights of migrants and refugees are not always respected in regard to article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 23 of the Refugee Convention. These are populations with varying degrees of vulnerability and needs in terms of protection, security, rights, and access to healthcare. Their health status, initially conditioned by the situation at the point of origin, is often jeopardised by adverse conditions along migratory paths and in intermediate and final destination countries. Due to their condition, forcibly displaced migrants and refugees face a triple burden of non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, and mental health issues. There are specific challenges regarding chronic infectious and neglected tropical diseases, for which awareness in host countries is imperative. Health risks in terms of susceptibility to, and dissemination of, infectious diseases are not unidirectional. The response, including the humanitarian effort, whose aim is to guarantee access to basic needs (food, water and sanitation, healthcare), is gripped with numerous challenges. Evaluation of current policy shows insufficiency regarding the provision of basic needs to migrant populations, even in the countries that do the most. Governments around the world need to rise to the occasion and adopt policies that guarantee universal health coverage, for migrants and refugees, as well as host populations, in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. An expert consultation was carried out in the form of a pre-conference workshop during the 4th International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20 June 2017, the United Nations World Refugee Day.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.source Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
dc.source.uri https://aricjournal.biomedcentral.com/
dc.subject.other Migrant populations
dc.subject.other Refugees
dc.subject.other Crisis
dc.subject.other Global health
dc.subject.other Public health policy
dc.subject.other Infectious diseases
dc.title Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2018-09-23T03:32:12Z
dc.rights.holder The Author(s).
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Abbas, M., Aloudat, T., Bartolomei, J., Carballo, M., Durieux-Paillard, S., Gabus, L., ... Pittet, D. (2018). Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis. <i>Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28493 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Abbas, Mohamed, Tammam Aloudat, Javier Bartolomei, Manuel Carballo, Sophie Durieux-Paillard, Laure Gabus, Alexandra Jablonka, et al "Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis." <i>Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control</i> (2018) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28493 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Abbas M, Aloudat T, Bartolomei J, Carballo M, Durieux-Paillard S, Gabus L, et al. Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 2018; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28493. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Abbas, Mohamed AU - Aloudat, Tammam AU - Bartolomei, Javier AU - Carballo, Manuel AU - Durieux-Paillard, Sophie AU - Gabus, Laure AU - Jablonka, Alexandra AU - Jackson, Yves AU - Kaojaroen, Kanokporn AU - Koch, Daniel AU - Martinez, Esperanza AU - Mendelson, Marc AU - Petrova-Benedict, Roumyana AU - Tsiodras, Sotirios AU - Christie, Derek AU - Saam, Mirko AU - Hargreaves, Sally AU - Pittet, Didier AB - The 2015–2017 global migratory crisis saw unprecedented numbers of people on the move and tremendous diversity in terms of age, gender and medical requirements. This article focuses on key emerging public health issues around migrant populations and their interactions with host populations. Basic needs and rights of migrants and refugees are not always respected in regard to article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 23 of the Refugee Convention. These are populations with varying degrees of vulnerability and needs in terms of protection, security, rights, and access to healthcare. Their health status, initially conditioned by the situation at the point of origin, is often jeopardised by adverse conditions along migratory paths and in intermediate and final destination countries. Due to their condition, forcibly displaced migrants and refugees face a triple burden of non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, and mental health issues. There are specific challenges regarding chronic infectious and neglected tropical diseases, for which awareness in host countries is imperative. Health risks in terms of susceptibility to, and dissemination of, infectious diseases are not unidirectional. The response, including the humanitarian effort, whose aim is to guarantee access to basic needs (food, water and sanitation, healthcare), is gripped with numerous challenges. Evaluation of current policy shows insufficiency regarding the provision of basic needs to migrant populations, even in the countries that do the most. Governments around the world need to rise to the occasion and adopt policies that guarantee universal health coverage, for migrants and refugees, as well as host populations, in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. An expert consultation was carried out in the form of a pre-conference workshop during the 4th International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20 June 2017, the United Nations World Refugee Day. DA - 2018-09-20 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis TI - Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28493 ER - en_ZA


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