Archive | Social Determinants and Human Rights

GHF2010 – PS01 – Migrant Access to Health in Switzerland: From Policy to Practice

As in many western countries, the health status of migrants living in Switzerland is often poorer than that of the native population. This is particularly true for migrants living in precarious conditions, due to stressful circumstances before or during migration, exhausting working conditions, discrimination, as well as communication and cultural barriers.

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Knowledge and Access to Healthcare of Migrant Workers Returning From Libya: Bangladesh

Migrants’ access to health services varies widely depending on their legal status, employing company, recruitment agency and understanding of language and culture in destination country. Migrants can returns home in a worst health status than when they left to work abroad, particularly when forced to return because of a crisis. This project will present information […]

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GHF2006 – Interview with Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and more recently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) shared with the conference team some of the main challenges at hand when it comes to access to health for all: accountability, financing, the brain drain and the responsibility of those who have the means […]

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