Health and health care among migrants are relevant and controversial issues in Europe for many years. The number of people with migrant status living in Europe is growing rapidly. Despite international conventions and resolutions, many refugees and migrants lack access to health care services, including health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and care, as well as financial protection.
Barriers to accessing health care services may differ from country to country, and may include high costs, language and cultural differences, discrimination, administrative hurdles, inability to affiliate with local health financing schemes, adverse living conditions, occupation and blockade of territories, lack of information about health entitlements, and a lack of recognition of previous professional qualifications. All these conditions make seeking care difficult.
In this webinar, you will listen to experiences from healthcare professionals working with migrants in different countries. They will provide their views on how migrant population may have different health care needs, preferences and expectations or face barriers to their use of health services.
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 12.30 p.m. (Netherlands time)