The migHealthCare project has just published a new section in its website with brief country profiles of healthcare provision and challenges in the ten participation EU countries. The country profiles provide an overview of key statistics for the last 3 years, the main challenges in terms of healthcare access and other health-related issues associated with migrants and refugees as well as a brief overview of relevant legislation. To check out the country profiles please visit the mig healthcare database.
HealthCare Provision and Challenges in EU Countries
Q: "Migrants carry infectious diseases?"
A: (According to research) It was demonstrated that the presence of migrants and refugees in our countries do not pose a significantly increased risk for the general population to acquire infectious diseases.
Percentage of migrants arriving in a compromised health condition is between 2 and 5% and concerns mental health, pregnancy-related complications, cardiovascular disease and above all injuries due to incidents during migration route.
The majority of migrants/refugees who arrive to Europe are healthy. Only 2% to 5% have some sort of health problem which mostly concerns mental or pregnancy-related health issues, cardiovascular disease and above all injuries due to accidents or bad living conditions during the migrant journey.
WHO considers as the most frequent health problems among refugees and migrants “accidental injuries, hypothermia, burns, gastrointestinal illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy-related illnesses, diabetes, hypertension”.
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