Review Series

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG DISPLACED POPULATIONS

Author: Eleni Diker Last update: 23/10/2019   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-seeker
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ROTAVIRUS AND MIGRATION

Author: Lorenzo De Min Last update: 25/09/2019 Worldwide, rotavirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines, in children up to five years of age. Within this age group, rotavirus was estimated to cause 120,000 to 215,000 deaths
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RESIGNATION SYNDROME

Author: Biljana Meshkovska Last update: 17/10/2019   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 be
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HEPATITIS AND MIGRATION

Author: Lorenzo De Min Last update: 01/10/2019 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
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HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

Author: Yip-Ching Yu Last update: 01/10/2019 Introduction 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 reg
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HEALTH AND CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

Author: Biljana Meshkovska Last update: 12/11/2019   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 traffi
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HEALTH AND FEMALE TRAFFICKING

Author: Biljana Meshkovska Last update: 22/07/2019 When the UN introduced the United Nationals Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children in 2000 , human trafficking was largely seen as a security, migration and a human rights issue.
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DIABETES TYPE 2 AND MIGRATION

Author: Richa Shivakoti Last update: 01/10/2019 Introduction 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 worl
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DEMENTIA AMONG MIGRANT POPULATIONS

Author: Lorenzo De Min Last update: 01/10/2019 Introduction 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 peopl
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