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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