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Table 4 Health policy issues resulting from international population mobility

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

• National point-of-arrival activities – for example, immigration medical screening programs for specific targeted disease at the airport – will become less effective, more costly, and increasingly irrelevant
• International intervention programs for specific diseases at the migrants' country of origin may be more effective than national intervention programs dealing with low incidence diseases
• Mobility will become a more important determination factor influencing many health outcomes, along with age, sex, genetics, biology, behaviour and educational and wealth attainment
• Mobile population health policy frameworks will increasingly require integration and harmonisation at all jurisdictional levels with international economic, trade and security approaches