European migrant crisis and health systems

European migrant crisis

According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 65 million people are estimated to be displaced worldwide, with European countries registering over two million asylum applications since January 2015. The number of people moving for economic reasons has also grown exponentially, and the UN now estimates that one in 30 people in the world meet the definition of a migrant.

The current rate of migrants to the World Health Organization (WHO) regions of Europe has posed new challenges to the health systems of these countries. In response, some countries are scaling-up basic medical services to meet the essential healthcare needs of migrants.

For this reason, we asked the M3 Global Research community: Do you think that the health system in your country is ready to manage the current rate of migration? 

Here is what the European healthcare professionals replied to the question.

migrant crisis

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