Moving across borders is bad for health – but doesn’t need to be

“Restrictive entry and integration policies are linked to poor migrant health outcomes in high-income countries. Efforts to improve the health of migrants would benefit from adopting a Health in All Policies perspective.”

Lancet Global Health report, March 2019; read here

In other words:  “Poor migrant health outcomes” does not just mean that more people face losing their homes and homelands for the serious upset and disorientation of being forced to move to survive. It means that when they are treated badly after they go through all that, once they arrive in a new place that is maybe your neighborhood (or mine), your country (or mine), these precious human beings are more likely to get sick and die.

Read the short summary

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