Migration and HealthPrepared by : Asma ShresthaB.Sc Nursing 11thbatchKUSMS
Introduction•Migration is a process of social change during which a person moves from one cultural setting to another in order to settle for a longer period of time or permanently.•People may migrate from rural to urban areas, between neighboring countries or over longer distances migration therefore covers a broad variety of processes.
Contd…•Migrants can be defined in various ways, e.g., as internally displaced, asylum seekers, refugees, or immigrants.•The relationship between migration an health may be both positive and negative.
Migration and well being•Although migration may be negative for the health of migrants and their families, there is also the possibility of migration promoting well-being.•It can help to shore up incomes and so allow access to drugs.
Contd…•It may also build social relations, enabling better care of the sick.