Towards inclusive migrant healthcare

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 16 September 2019)

Denise L Spitzer, Sara Torres, Anthony B Zwi, Ernest Nene Khalema and Erlinda Palaganas

“Although the underlying political, economic, social, and environmental factors that lead to migration must be dealt with, we have an obligation and opportunity to support the health and wellbeing of migrants.

Health is a human right that transcends borders and juridical categorisations. Improving the wellbeing of the world’s migrants requires an intersectional lens that focuses on the diverse circumstances and locations in which migrants are situated. Empirically informed, community centred, culturally adapted intervention models that involve migrants will advance their healthcare”