Call to action on migration and health

27 February 2018
Photo courtesy of UNHCR/A. D'Amato

EuroHealthNet has joined a Call to Action on Migration and Health. It is the result of a process of dialogue with European health stakeholders, as part of the EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network on ‘migration and health’. The document highlights several priority actions:

  1. Adopt a broader conception of migration and health
  2. Ensure implementation of a robust “health in all policy”
  3. Address discrimination as a health determinant in specific and focused initiatives
  4. Take concrete steps to mitigate health-related effects of immigraton control
  5. Support more and better data on & analysis of migrant and ethnic minority health
  6. Promote greater focus on structural, rather than stop-gap, change to health systems and shortcomings in service deliver