Migrant friendly health policies are needed to meet population changes

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 01 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6889
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

Governments worldwide need to inject more financial and human resources into meeting the growing challenges posed by the accelerating pace of international migration—including resources in healthcare, warns a report.

The number of international migrants, estimated at 214 million in 2010 (up from 150 million in 2000), could rise to 405 million by 2050, says the report from the International Organization for Migration.

It argues that over the next few decades migration is likely to be driven by demographic disparities, the effects of environmental change, and economic …

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