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Migration and mobilities

Section Editor: Denise Spitzer, University of Alberta, Canada
Deputy Section Editor: Valorie Crooks, Simon Fraser University, Canada and Meghann Ormond, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

Migration, the movement of people across political jurisdictions, has long been an axiomatic element of globalization, both old and new. The increased flows of refugees and internally displaced populations today, however, rank amongst the most critical political issues facing nations and international governing institutions. With population densities and resource demands increasing, and with larger numbers of the ‘Global South’ seeking access to the ‘Global North’, xenophobic sentiments are stirred, with increases in gendered, ethnic and religious discrimination. Governmental, intergovernmental and international humanitarian efforts struggle to find ways to intervene to protect the health of affected populations. At the same time as borders are increasingly closed to some migrants and refugees, they are increasingly open to ‘economic’ migrants and highly skilled individuals, including health workers. The flows of such individuals from poorer to richer countries has been argued as exacerbating global health inequities (although not all agree that it does), even as patients with the financial means are able to cross borders to seek medical care, posing both risks and benefits to both home and destination countries. Papers submitted under this topic will focus on all forms of international mobilities, and the role played by globalization processes in their dynamics, and in how they increase or reduce inequities in global health.

  1. Comparative health economic evaluation is based on premise of being able to compare the worth of a year of life lived in full quality across different patients, population groups, settings and interventions. G...

    Authors: Louise Biddle, Katharina Wahedi and Kayvan Bozorgmehr
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2022 18:48
  2. Assessing the impact of government responses to Covid-19 is crucial to contain the pandemic and improve preparedness for future crises. We investigate here the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs)...

    Authors: Fredérić Docquier, Nicolas Golenvaux, Siegfried Nijssen, Pierre Schaus and Felix Stips
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2022 18:41
  3. Migrants commonly maintain transnational ties as they relocate and settle in a new country. There is a growing body of research examining transnationalism and health. We sought to identify how transnationalism...

    Authors: Ye Na Kim, Marcelo Urquia, Sarah Fredsted Villadsen and Lisa Merry
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:126
  4. Among Bangladeshi men, international labor migration has increased ten-fold since 1990 and rural to urban labor migration rates have steadily increased. Labor migration of husbands has increased household weal...

    Authors: Kristin K. Sznajder, Katherine Wander, Siobhan Mattison, Elizabeth Medina-Romero, Nurul Alam, Rubhana Raqib, Anjan Kumar, Farjana Haque, Tami Blumenfield and Mary K. Shenk
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:81
  5. A number of individuals in Ethiopia are involved in illegal types of transnational migration, namely human trafficking and smuggling. The magnitude is not declining despite efforts to curb it. An in-depth unde...

    Authors: Lemma Derseh Gezie, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Yigzaw Kebede Gete and Florence Samkange-Zeeb
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:76
  6. Reflecting global norms, South Africa is associated with high levels of cross-border and internal population mobility, yet migration-aware health system responses are lacking. Existing literature highlights th...

    Authors: Thea de Gruchy, Jo Vearey, Calvin Opiti, Langelihle Mlotshwa, Karima Manji and Johanna Hanefeld
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:71
  7. A global migration of individuals fleeing persecution, violence and armed conflict reached almost 60 million world-wide in 2015. This world-wide crisis of displacement reflects people seeking safety across bor...

    Authors: Kim S. Griswold, Bonnie M. Vest, Angelique Lynch-Jiles, Douglas Sawch, Kateryna Kolesnikova, Leonce Byimana and Pamela Kefi
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:27
  8. The association between international migration and mental health is conditioned to several factors, and discrimination may play a significant role. Currently, Peru is one of the principal Venezuelan migrant-r...

    Authors: Benoît Mougenot, Elard Amaya, Edward Mezones-Holguin, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales and Báltica Cabieses
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:8
  9. Welfare states around the world restrict access to public healthcare for some migrant groups. Formal restrictions on migrants’ healthcare access are often justified with economic arguments; for example, as a m...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Ursula Trummer, Nadav Davidovitch, Allan Krasnik, Sol P. Juárez, Mikael Rostila, Louise Biddle and Kayvan Bozorgmehr
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:113
  10. Antimicrobial resistance is considered one of the major threats to global health. The emergence of resistant microorganisms is a consequence of irrational use of antibiotics. In Turkey, the consumption of anti...

    Authors: R. Westerling, A. Daryani, O. Gershuni, K. Czabanowska, H. Brand, F. Erdsiek, T. Aksakal, S. Uner, O. Karadag Caman, H. Ozcebe and P. Brzoska
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:108
  11. The healthy immigrant paradox refers to the unexpected health advantages of immigrant groups settled in host countries. In this population-based study we analyze immigrant advantages in birthweight decomposing...

    Authors: Mikolaj Stanek, Miguel Requena, Alberto del Rey and Jesús García-Gómez
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:87
  12. The World Health Organisation Western Pacific Region countries were declared free of polio in 2000 until a polio outbreak involving 305 cases occurred in Indonesia in 2006. It was not until 2014 that the World...

    Authors: Long Chiau Ming, Zahid Hussain, Siang Fei Yeoh, David Koh and Kah Seng Lee
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:63
  13. Medical tourism occupies different spaces within national policy frameworks depending on which side of the transnational paradigm countries belong to, and how they seek to leverage it towards their development...

    Authors: Altaf Virani, Adam M. Wellstead and Michael Howlett
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:37
  14. Migration has played, and continues to play, an important role in shaping our global economy. As of 2017, there were 258 million international migrants worldwide, over 100 million of whom came from the Asia-Pa...

    Authors: Mellissa Withers, Heather Wipfli, Marc Schenker, Tasfia Jahangir, Teodoro Herbosa and Jorge Tigno
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:12
  15. This paper aims to explore the burgeoning burden of cardiovascular and metabolic disease (CMD) risk factors among South Asian labor migrants to the Middle East. We conducted a qualitative synthesis of literatu...

    Authors: Shiva Raj Mishra, Saruna Ghimire, Chandni Joshi, Bishal Gyawali, Archana Shrestha, Dinesh Neupane, Sudesh Raj Sharma, Yashashwi Pokharel and Salim S. Virani
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:33
  16. China, which used to be an export country for migrants, has become a new destination for international migrants due to its rapid economic growth. However, little empirical data is available on the health statu...

    Authors: Remina Maimaitijiang, Qiangsheng He, Yanan Wu, Jennifer Z. H. Bouey, Ahoua Koné, Yucheng Liang, Chun Hao, Jiong Tu, Jing Gu and Yuantao Hao
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:9
  17. Population movements have been increasing over the past years in Europe due to socioeconomic factors, global turbulence and conflicts, especially in the area of Middle East. The presence of migrant populations...

    Authors: Kyriakos Souliotis, Maria Saridi, Konstantina Banou, Christina Golna, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Angelos Hatzakis and Alyna Smith
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:4
  18. Migration of physicians has become a global phenomenon with significant implications for the healthcare delivery systems worldwide. The motivations and factors driving physician’s migration are complex and con...

    Authors: Marwa Schumann, Asja Maaz and Harm Peters
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:2
  19. With the significant growth of migration and expatriation, facilitated by increased global mobility, the number of Koreans living abroad as of 2016 is approximately 7.4 million (15% of the Korean population). ...

    Authors: Ho Young Kim, Ju Young Kim, Hwa Yeon Park, Ji Hye Jun, Hye Yeon Koo, In Young Cho, Jinah Han, Yuliya Pak, Hyun Jung Baek, Ju Yeon Lee, Sung Hee Chang, Jung Hun Lee, Ji Soo Choe, Sun-kyung Yang, Kyung Chul Kim, Jeong Ha Park…
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:120
  20. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) identifies the maldistribution of power, money, and resources as main drivers of health inequities. The CSDH further observes that tackling these drivers ...

    Authors: Akhenaten Benjamin Siankam Tankwanchi
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:81