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International migration and health : a paper prepared for the policy analysis and research programme of the global commission on international migration

CARBALLO, Manuel
MBOUP, Mourtala
September 2005

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This paper takes into account the fact that as people begin to move between countries and different regions of the world in greater numbers, more rapidly and across wider ecological spaces, the opportunities for migration of all kinds to affect health in increasingly complex ways will become more evident. As it does, the biomedical and bio-psychosocial dimensions of migration will possibly pose new and more difficult challenges to those who move, those they leave behind and those who host them in receiving societies. The paper also considers some of the factors involved in this emerging equation, including the social and health conditions that help to determine the character of migration and post-migration settlement

Human resources for health : overcoming the crisis

JOINT LEARNING INITIATIVE
2004

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This report identifies strategies to strengthen the workforce of health systems. The Joint Learning Initiative was launched because many people believed that the most critical factor driving health system performance, the health worker, was neglected and overlooked

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