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Table 3 Health service issues resulting from international population mobility

From: The basic principles of migration health: Population mobility and gaps in disease prevalence

Immediate Term: Response to Imported/Introduced Illness
Continued/Enhanced need for Clinical/Laboratory Capacities for imported diseases
• Provision of services and facilities
• Sustained laboratory capacity for rare or exotic diseases
• Continuing education of healthcare providers in global health issues
• Post-graduate training in low probability but high impact diseases
• Maintenance of competency in international health issues and response
• Contingency planning and exercise testing of plans
• Global health programs in universities and medical/nursing schools
• Development of specialized reference centers and international networks
Long Term: Response to Growing Foreign Born Population Component
Increasing Demands for Service/Access
Provision of appropriate diagnostic and treatment services
• Modification of training programs for health providers
• Translation and interpretation services
• Increased migration of health professionals from migrant source regions
• Training/certification of migrants who have linguistic skills
• Cultural awareness and sensitivity programs and training