Book of Abstracts
Book of Abstracts from EUPHA’s 6th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health, Oslo 2016.
370 scientific abstracts
Size: 4.1 MB
EUPHA Conference Secretariat 2016:
Book of Abstracts. EUPHA’s 6th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health.
NAKMI, Oslo 2016.
URN (Uniform Resource Name): urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-58006
INTRODUCTION ABSTRACT BOOK
European societies are ethnically and culturally diverse. Though large-scale migrations to Europe are not a new phenomenon, Europe’s handling of the refugees in 2015 was fragmented, chaotic and hopelessly inadequate and it comes as no surprise that the refugee issue dominated the public debate at national and international arenas.
So what do we do at times like this? Martin McKee, EUPHA president, is both candid and clear when he says ‘we have a duty to speak out, and make the invisible visible’. The Norwegian Center for Minority Health Research (NAKMI) and The EUPHA Section for Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health aim to do this by hosting the sixth EUPHA Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health 23-25th June 2016 in Oslo.
Better health outcomes for all segments of the population is a common goal. Therefore, we have chosen Equity: the Policy Practice Gap in Health’ as our theme. This conference provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders to meet, share, discuss and debate the issues related to equity in health. Inequalities in health and ethical considerations remain high on our agenda. The epidemiologists continue to count, the qualitative researchers share the stories that help us understand the numbers and thus rethink our directions in research. Furthermore, the cross-border exchange of information will help us to respond better to diversity by analyzing policies, learning from best practices, and heeding to the needs of users.
We received 370 scientific abstracts from 32 countries the world over. Our outstanding International Scientific Committee of 24 European Experts reviewed these carefully and selected the best for oral presentations. Three experts reviewed each abstract and only those attaining a high total high score were accepted.
The abstracts presented in this abstract book reflect the complex subject matter and wide ranging topics in the field of migration and health. The high quality and scientific merit, relevance and emergence of new and innovative work is evident.
We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate and thank the authors for their contributions to the conference and for highlighting the challenges and show casing the much-needed evidence. We would also like to express our deep appreciation to the International Scientific Committee for their work in reviewing the abstracts.
We hope that our joint efforts and endeavors will take the migrant health agenda forward in Europe and the world at large.
Bernadette N. Kumar
Allan Krasnik Chair
International Scientific Committee