Supporting Migrant for Better Health and Life
Migrant health issues: does anybody take care of them? An Eur-‐Opa 2016 ProjectMigrant health issues: does anybody take care of them?
FOREGROUND and RATIONALE
The European conversation on migration focuses, most of the times, exclusively on how the migrants arrived while neglecting some of the main issues related to their health and their consequences on both themselves and the host countries' public health.
Indeed, focusing exclusively on immigration status negatively impacts any progress on public health for
all European residents, by moving the focus away from addressing the health needs of individuals within
our borders. It also stalls the needed adjustments in our rigid health care systems which are largely unequipped to provide the right care for patients who may become mobile but still need care.