Category Archives: PHOcus

PHOCUS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013

The Peculiar Link Between Migration and Infectious Diseases By ANAELI VICTORICA “Infectious diseases are now spreading geographically much faster than at any time in history. Human immigration and unlimited transport cause it.” -World Health Organization Approximately one year ago, when I came to France, my classmates and I went through quite an uncomfortable experience. After presenting the numerous documents required

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PHOCUS UPDATE AUGUST 2013

As we move closer and closer to our second annual PHocus conference, one of our M2 students reflects on some of the exciting current research around migrant health. Many of these topics will be further explored at the conference in October.  BY Marie Gabrielle Rietsch Migrants’ health will be our topic of interest for PHocus 2013, but luckily, we are

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PHOCUS UPDATE JULY 2013

Infectious Diseases and People´s Movements BY Klara Lorenz  We are not alone. In fact, a cloud of them constantly surrounds us. Bacteria, Viruses and other tiny little organisms are part of our everyday life, even though we cannot see them with bare eyes. They live on our skin, in our organs. Most of them make our life pleasant and protect

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PHOCUS BULLETIN JUNE 2013

The PHocus team is really pleased to welcome great speakers for our next edition on Friday, October 25th, 2013, on the theme of MIGRATION & HEALTH! Our morning session will be dedicated to “The burden of diseases and epidemiological issues associated with migration, and the challenges for health professionals with migrants”.  We’ll be hearing international researchers on these topics: –         

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PHOCUS UPDATE JUNE 2013

PHocusing on Migration and Health: the SyrianWar By: AMANDA SOBIERAJSKI There are many types of migration- North-south, south-south, intentional and otherwise. My own grandparents migrated to Canada from Germany and Poland after the war. Now, June 20 is world refugee day and with that in mind, I’d like to take the time to PHocus on the war in Syria. The

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PHocus UPDATE MAY 2013

Migration, Health and Nutrition: How migration changes the way we eat  By ANAELI VICTORICA As a foreign student in Paris interacting with students from different nationalities, I have been fascinated by the way migrating from our home countries has changed the way we eat in so many ways. Not only in France, but also in other places with significant immigration

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PHocus Update April 2013

Limited access to health care for immigrants in Spain By NATALIA GODOY In April 2012, Spain´s Health Minister, Ana Mato, modified the law related to the National Health system quality “Ley 16/2003, de 28 de mayo de cohesion y calidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud.” in order to adjust it to the economic crisis this country is currently facing. Indeed,

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PHOCUS UPDATE MARCH 2013

Health Care Coverage in France and Migration: Overview By MARIE-GABRIELLE REITSCH A reform of the right to health care coverage in France took place in 2000 with the creation of the universal medical coverage, also called CMU. CMU was established for all persons who were not entitled to health care due to their activity; usual access to health care derives

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PHOCUS UPDATE FEBRUARY 2013

Migration and health, why does it matter? By KLARA LORENZ In the fall of 2013, the students of EHESP’s MPH program will be hosting the second annual PHocus Conference in Paris. This year’s topic will be migration health. Here, a member of the PHocus Team discusses why this topic is so important from a public health standpoint.  Apples from Chile,

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