Mariana Mrázová 1, Andrea Mlynárová 2, Erika Cáková 3, Barbora Mrázová 4, Mária Jackulíková 5, Michal Mráz 6, Michal Haluška 6, Silvia Janolková 6, Vladimír Krčméry 7
1 UNHCR Reception Centre and SEU Migrant Health Programme, Veria, Greece
2 City Uiversity of New York, USA
3 Mobile Hospice, Bratislava, Slovakia
4 Health Initiative Associates and SEU Joint Tropical Programme, St John Paul II. Clinic and Centre Buikwe Uganda
5 UNHCR Refugee and Migrant Camp Healthcare Unit and St. Elizabeth Univ Refugee and Migrant Health programme, Lesbos Greece
6 SEU Bratislava, Slovakia
7 Dept (Inst)of Microbiology, School of Medicine ,Commenius Univ Bratislava and Natl Ref Lab for ATB Resistance,,coop centre of Slovak med Univ Inst for Tropical Dis and Min of Health, Slovak Rep EU
Background: The number of migrants and refugees in Europe in the past few years has increased dramatically due to war, violence or prosecutions in their homeland. Migration may affect physical, mental and social health 1,2.
Methods:. The objective of this article is to assess migrants and refugees’ health problems in the UNHCR refugee camp in VEROIA, Greece.
Results: In addition to communicable diseases, such as respiratory, gastrointestinal and dermatologic infections, non-communicable diseases, including chronic conditions, mental and social problems, account for a significant morbidity burden in newly arrived migrants and refugees.
Conclusion: There is a notable burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases among newly arrived migrants and refugees. Appropriate health care of migrants and refugees could greatly enhance their health and social status which will benefit also the host countries at large.
Key words: migrant, refugee, health, communicable and noncommunicable diseases
Lek obz, 2020, 69(5): 182-183