A rapid review of evidence-based information, best practices and lessons learned in addressing the health needs of refugees and migrants: Report to the World Health Organization

I-Hao Cheng, Jenny R. Advocat, Shiva Vasi, Joanne Enticott, Sue Willey, Sayed Wahidi, Benjamin Crock, Anjali Raghavan, Brooke Vandenberg, Nilakshi Gunatillaka, Vincent Wong, Annie Girdwood, Alanna Rottler, Rebecca Blackmore, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Jacqueline Boyle

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This technical report to the WHO contains the findings of a series of rapid reviews of peer-reviewed, English language literature and reports on policies, interventions and practices for addressing the health needs of refugees and migrants. It addresses the right to health, access to health services, universal health coverage, continuity of care, the health and wellbeing of women and girls, gender equality and empowerment, the social determinants of health, health information systems, communication and countering xenophobia, and partnerships, coordination and collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
Commissioning bodyWHO - World Health Organization Switzerland
Number of pages114
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Health care
  • Primary health care
  • Migrant health
  • Refugee health
  • Literature review

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