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Rechel, Bernd and Mladovsky, Philipa and Deville, Walter and Rijks, Barbara and Petrova-Benedict, Roumyana and McKee, Martin, eds. (2011) Migration and health in the European Union. Berkshire: Open University Press.

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Migrants make up a growing share of European populations. However, all too often their situation is compounded by problems with accessing health and other basic services. There is a need for tailored health policies, but robust data on the health needs of migrants and how best these needs can be met are scarce.

Written by a collaboration of authors from three key international organisations (the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the EUPHA Section on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health, and the International Organization for Migration), as well as leading researchers from across Europe, the book thoroughly explores the different aspects of migration and health in the EU and how they can be addressed by health systems.

Structured into five easy-to-follow sections, the volume includes:
Contributions from experts from across Europe
Key topics such as: access to human rights and health care; health issues faced by migrants; and the national and European policy response so far
Conclusions drawn from the latest available evidence
Comprehensive information on different aspects of health and migration and how they can best be addressed by health systems is still not easy to find.

This book addresses this shortfall and will be of major value to researchers, students, policy-makers and practitioners concerned with migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Call No
VA2, PB6.14, VH
320 p.
Open University Press
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB 5209 (Available)

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