Closing the gap in Roma healthcare: reflections on evidence, policy, and activism
Virtual Issue Edited by: Andrea Madarasova Geckova (Editor-in-Chief) and Anke Berger (Managing Editor)
Even though policy makers, academics, frontliners, and Roma activists have tried for decades to reduce inequalities in Roma health and health care, we are still on alert. We must revisit our findings and seek new ideas to promote equality. This issue examines our results, enriches them with critical reflections on our efforts and outcomes, and explores avenues for closing this troubling gap in health care and reaching the Roma who have been left behind.
Articles are free to access until September 13, 2019
Refugees and Public Health: An International Perspective
The first UN high-level meeting to address the large movement of refugees and migrants was held in September 2016. In preparation of this, the Heads of State and Government involved issued a document calling “large movements of refugees and migrants […] global phenomena which call for global approaches and global solutions.” The unprecedented number of people moving across borders has many public health implications. We, at the International Journal of Public Health, have a long-standing interest and have published numerous papers on refugee and migrant health. In this special online issue,* we gather a collection of articles on migrant and refugee health, ranging from opinion pieces and commentaries to systematic reviews and research evidence from different parts of the world. We hope that bringing together papers from different geographical areas and perspectives will highlight the global public health aspect of the refugee and migrant crisis and will support fruitful discussions that might bring solutions closer to realization.
Thomy Tonia and Anke Berger
on behalf of the Editors-in-Chief
Nino Künzli, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, and Thomas Kohlmann