WOMEN, WASH & COVID-19: THE ‘BURDENS OF’ AND ‘OPPORTUNITIES FOR’ THE VULNERABLE

As water-bearers and care-providers, women and girls carry the burden of fulfilling water needs of their households. Water collection often exposes women to attacks from wild animals, sexual assault and severe health outcomes (Pommells et al., 2018). In 2017, more than 140 million peo
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AN OVERVIEW OF MIGRANT WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES OF PERINATAL CARE SERVICES IN EUROPE

Due to political and economic hardship, migration to Europe is growing progressively (World Health Organization, 2018) impacting on population development and cultural diversity with its increased demand on health and social care in the host countries. A considerable proportion of mig
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HEALTH AND CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

This article focuses on the health consequences of children that have been primarily trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It begins by providing a definition of trafficking, and making a distinction between trafficking and smuggling. It then overviews the main health con
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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG DISPLACED POPULATIONS

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among displaced populations in the aftermath of mass atrocities[1] Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most widely reported psychological disorders among refugees[2], asylum-seekers[3] and internally displaced persons (IDPs)[4]. Th
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RESIGNATION SYNDROME

As of January 1, 2014, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has identified “resignation syndrome” as a new type of condition that can be given an official diagnosis (Sallin et al., 2016). Resignation syndrome has been defined as: “a disorder predominantly affecting psychol
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HEPATITIS AND MIGRATION

Introduction The word ‘hepatitis’ literally means inflammation of the liver. An inflammation of the liver can be triggered by several causes, which may be infectious or non-infectious in nature. Most frequently, hepatitis is infectious in nature and caused by viruses (CDC, 2018). This
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HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

Access to health care encompasses three core dimensions – accessibility, affordability and acceptability (WHO, 2013), all of which describe the fit between patients and the health system (Penchansky & Thomas, 1981) with regards to their potential and actual use of health services to a
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DIABETES TYPE 2 AND MIGRATION

Type 2 diabetes, also known as non-insulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes, is a result of the body’s inability to use the insulin it produces. Type 2 diabetes comprises the majority of people with diabetes around the world and is a growing global epidemic. It is estimated that the
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DEMENTIA AMONG MIGRANT POPULATIONS

Dementia is a progressive decline of mental functions. It affects memory, thinking ability, behaviour, and emotions (Dening & Sandilyan, 2015), and it is commonly manifested with age. Due to the increasing number of people ageing outside their country of origin, dementia is an emergin
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DIABETES TYPE 1 AND MIGRATION

Introduction Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic noncommunicable disease, with a usual onset in childhood and adolescence (Boman et al., 2017). The condition is characterised by the destruction of pancreatic β-cells, which are responsible for the production of insulin – a hor
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