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Migrant health guide: countries A to Z

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This website provides country-specific guidelines relating to common health needs of migrant patients, as well as screening recommendations and potential treatments. It is intended for any healthcare practitioners who work with migrants from the included countries. The content also includes key …

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Guidelines for pre-departure and post-arrival medical screening and treatment of U.S.-bound refugees

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This guidance includes both overseas and domestic medical screening guidelines for refugee and asylum seekers. The overseas medical screening guidelines provide recommendations for exposures such as malaria and intestinal parasites pre-departure, whereas the domestic guidelines inform medical screening post-arrival. These guidelines are …

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Infectious disease assessment for migrants

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This guidance concerns guidelines for common infectious diseases in migrant populations, including best practices for general assessment as well as disease-specific assessment guidelines. The intended audience is any healthcare professional involved in consultation with migrants. A summary of recommended immunisations is …

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Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds

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These guidelines inform health assessments for Australian refugee and asylum seeker patients, describing common infectious and non-infectious diseases as well as their relative prevalence in newcomer populations. This guidance is intended for healthcare providers who care for people from refugee backgrounds, …

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Evidence-based preventative care checklist for new immigrants and refugees

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This guidance is a knowledge translation tool that provides an online checklist for screening the health of new immigrants and refugees. This guidance is intended for primary care practitioners who wish to integrate the Canadian Immigrant Health Guidelines into practice. The …

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Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees

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This guidance includes evidence-based clinical recommendations and best practices for immigrants and refugee health. The content includes guidelines for infectious diseases, mental health and maltreatment, chronic and noncommunicable diseases, and women’s health.
It is intended for healthcare practitioners and public health workers who …

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How do variations in definitions of “Migrant” and their application influence the access of migrants to health care services?

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Variations in definitions used for “migrant” and for different groups of migrants in different areas can affect health system policies and migrant access to health care.
This systematic review explored this issue using evidence from academic peer-reviewed and grey literature in 169 …

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Unconditional cash transfers for assistance in humanitarian disasters: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

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Additional high-quality evidence is required to reach clear conclusions regarding the effectiveness of unconditional cash transfers for improving the use of health services and health outcomes in disaster contexts in low and middle-income countries.
Unconditional cash transfers (provided without obligation) may improve health …

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