Migrant Health Policy in European Union (EU) and a non EU country: Current situation and future challenges for improvement

South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH)

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Title Migrant Health Policy in European Union (EU) and a non EU country: Current situation and future challenges for improvement
 
Creator Tozija, Fimka
Lizana, Tona
 
Subject health
integration policy
migrant
MIPEX
 
Description Aim: The influx of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Europe is an ongoing reality and migrant health has become very important public health problem. The aim of this paper is to analyze and compare the health profile, migrant situation and migration integration health policy in Spain as a European Union (EU) country and Republic of North Macedonia as a country in process of European Union accession.
Methods: Migration Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand questionnaire (2015) was applied to compare health policies for migrant integration in both countries.
Results: There are differences between Spain and Macedonia in health care coverage and access to health services for migrants. Spain has health strand total score of 52 and is in the same group with Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Macedonia has lower health strand total score 38 and is in the same group with Turkey, Cyprus, Slovakia. Targeted migrant health policies are stronger and services more responsive in Spain compared to Macedonia which offers migrants legal entitlements to healthcare, but health services should be more culturally responsive to migrant health needs.
Conclusion: Health migration policy in both countries is closely tied to the general immigration policy.
 
Conflicts of interest: None declared.
 
Publisher Jacobs Verlag
 
Date 2020-03-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/3369
10.4119/seejph-3369
 
Source South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH); Volume XIII, 2020
South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH); Volume XIII, 2020
2197-5248
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/3369/3495
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Fimka Tozija, Tona Lizana
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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