Access to healthcare for the most vulnerable migrants: a humanitarian crisis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/556007
Title:
Access to healthcare for the most vulnerable migrants: a humanitarian crisis
Authors:
Pottie, Kevin; Martin, Jorge Pedro; Cornish, Stephen; Biorklund, Linn Maria; Gayton, Ivan; Doerner, Frank; Schneider, Fabien
Journal:
Conflict and Health
Abstract:
A series of Médecins Sans Frontières projects for irregular migrants over the past decade have consistently documented high rates of 14 physical and sexual trauma, extortion and mental illness amidst severe healthcare, food, and housing limitations. Complex interventions were needed to begin to address illness and barriers to healthcare and to help restore dignity to the most vulnerable women, children and men. Promising interventions included mobile clinics, use of cultural mediators, coordination with migrant-friendly entities and NGOs and integrating advocacy programs and mental health care with medical services. Ongoing interventions, research and coordination are needed to address this neglected humanitarian crisis.
Publisher:
BioMed Central (Springer Science)
Issue Date:
7-May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/556007
DOI:
10.1186/s13031-015-0043-8
PubMed ID:
25991922
Language:
en
ISSN:
1752-1505
Appears in Collections:
Health Politics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPottie, Kevinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Jorge Pedroen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCornish, Stephenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBiorklund, Linn Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGayton, Ivanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoerner, Franken_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Fabienen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T22:51:04Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-28T22:51:04Z-
dc.date.issued2015-05-07-
dc.identifier.citationAccess to healthcare for the most vulnerable migrants: a humanitarian crisis. 2015, 9:16 Confl Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1752-1505-
dc.identifier.pmid25991922-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13031-015-0043-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/556007-
dc.description.abstractA series of Médecins Sans Frontières projects for irregular migrants over the past decade have consistently documented high rates of 14 physical and sexual trauma, extortion and mental illness amidst severe healthcare, food, and housing limitations. Complex interventions were needed to begin to address illness and barriers to healthcare and to help restore dignity to the most vulnerable women, children and men. Promising interventions included mobile clinics, use of cultural mediators, coordination with migrant-friendly entities and NGOs and integrating advocacy programs and mental health care with medical services. Ongoing interventions, research and coordination are needed to address this neglected humanitarian crisis.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Central (Springer Science)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Conflict and Healthen_GB
dc.titleAccess to healthcare for the most vulnerable migrants: a humanitarian crisisen
dc.identifier.journalConflict and Healthen_GB

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