Continuity of Care for Migrant Populations in Southern Africa

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618762
Title:
Continuity of Care for Migrant Populations in Southern Africa
Authors:
Ponthieu, A; Incerti, A
Journal:
Refugee Survey Quarterly
Abstract:
Providing assistance to mobile populations has long been a challenge for healthcare providers and humanitarian organisations. The challenge is even greater when these populations need long-term chronic care for diseases such as tuberculosis or HIV, which require adherence to treatment and regular follow-up. This article examines the implications of medical care in contexts of displacement, when human movement is a major obstacle to ensuring compliance with treatment regimes. It argues that patients’ mobility can be integrated into health service provision through cross-border and regional referral systems, and examines how aid agencies can successfully work with other stakeholders, considering the impact of immigration policies, discrimination in health facilities, and xenophobia on the health of migrants in need of chronic care. It asks what the correct balance is to take in dealing with a medical crisis in a highly politicised environment. The experiences of Médecins Sans Frontières in Southern Africa are explained as an illustration of this dilemma.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Issue Date:
27-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618762
DOI:
10.1093/rsq/hdw006
Additional Links:
http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/rsq/hdw006
Language:
en
ISSN:
1020-4067; 1471-695X
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPonthieu, Aen
dc.contributor.authorIncerti, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-18T19:25:01Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-18T19:25:01Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-27en
dc.identifier.citationContinuity of Care for Migrant Populations in Southern Africa 2016:hdw006 Refugee Survey Quarterlyen
dc.identifier.issn1020-4067en
dc.identifier.issn1471-695Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/rsq/hdw006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618762-
dc.description.abstractProviding assistance to mobile populations has long been a challenge for healthcare providers and humanitarian organisations. The challenge is even greater when these populations need long-term chronic care for diseases such as tuberculosis or HIV, which require adherence to treatment and regular follow-up. This article examines the implications of medical care in contexts of displacement, when human movement is a major obstacle to ensuring compliance with treatment regimes. It argues that patients’ mobility can be integrated into health service provision through cross-border and regional referral systems, and examines how aid agencies can successfully work with other stakeholders, considering the impact of immigration policies, discrimination in health facilities, and xenophobia on the health of migrants in need of chronic care. It asks what the correct balance is to take in dealing with a medical crisis in a highly politicised environment. The experiences of Médecins Sans Frontières in Southern Africa are explained as an illustration of this dilemma.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/rsq/hdw006en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Refugee Survey Quarterlyen
dc.titleContinuity of Care for Migrant Populations in Southern Africaen
dc.identifier.journalRefugee Survey Quarterlyen
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