Enhancing the health and safety of migrant workers

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 26, Issue 2, 2019
https://academic.oup.com/jtm/issue/26/2

 

Perspective
Enhancing the health and safety of migrant workers
Yuka Ujita, MD, PhD; Paul J Douglas, MBBS, FRACMA; Masatoki Adachi, MD, MSc
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 26, Issue 2, 2019, tay161, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/tay161
Migrant workers typically commence the migration process as healthy individuals. However, diverse circumstances throughout migration cycle may render them highly vulnerable to poor physical and mental health outcome. This Perspective explores current data, global health policies regarding health of migrant workers, and roles travel health providers can play.