Call for Papers

MIGRATION HEALTH AROUND THE GLOBE - A CONSTRUCTION SITE WITH MANY CHALLENGES

About this Special Issue

Migration is a non-stop, ongoing, global phenomenon. People have always moved across borders, but today much of this movement is spurred by unbearable conditions at home. Conflict (unrest), war (civil and ethnic), persecution, (gendered) violence, suppression of basic human rights, forced resettlement, poverty, and climate change all drive people to leave their homes. Many migrants endure severe hardship on the way to destinations they hope will become better homes for them and their families. The countries they pass through on their search for refuge vary widely, but all face challenges in providing adequate primary health care to migrants and refugees. Nations must rethink their immigration policies (political, administrative, official) and improve medical conditions for those in transit, so they can provide better care for migrants and refugees.

We call for Original Articles and Reviews on topics related to migrant or refugee health and health care from any disciplinary and national perspectives, e.g. on

• Migrant healthcare needs in institutional settings (e.g., overcoming language barriers, meeting womens’ specific health needs, socio-cultural or traditional influences on healthcare-seeking behavior)
• Healthcare providers’ attitudes and health services for migrants and refugees
• Studies on health during migration or flight, also from refugees’ perspectives
• Health of migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations, e.g., during the Covid-19 pandemic, war
• Migration health research, collaboration and resource allocation mechanisms (for financial, material, personnel, and research resources) that improve collaboration
• Innovative training for health professionals to improve the health of migrants and refugees, provide culturally sensitive care, and meet the specific needs of women

The Call is open from 15 March 2022 until 15 March 2023.

Please submit the full manuscript. Articles accepted for publication will appear in the online special issue about 3 weeks after acceptance. All IJPH rules for double-blind peer review, article types, format and article processing charges (APC) apply. The GLOBEQUITY program of IJPH offers a limited number of waivers for first authors from low and middle income countries!

If you have any questions, please contact the IJPH Editorial Office, ijph@swisstph.ch.

We look forward to your manuscript!


Keywords: Migration, Forced migration, Migrants, Refugees, Transit, Host country, Basic public health needs, Institutional attitudes, Transcultural care


Migration is a non-stop, ongoing, global phenomenon. People have always moved across borders, but today much of this movement is spurred by unbearable conditions at home. Conflict (unrest), war (civil and ethnic), persecution, (gendered) violence, suppression of basic human rights, forced resettlement, poverty, and climate change all drive people to leave their homes. Many migrants endure severe hardship on the way to destinations they hope will become better homes for them and their families. The countries they pass through on their search for refuge vary widely, but all face challenges in providing adequate primary health care to migrants and refugees. Nations must rethink their immigration policies (political, administrative, official) and improve medical conditions for those in transit, so they can provide better care for migrants and refugees.

We call for Original Articles and Reviews on topics related to migrant or refugee health and health care from any disciplinary and national perspectives, e.g. on

• Migrant healthcare needs in institutional settings (e.g., overcoming language barriers, meeting womens’ specific health needs, socio-cultural or traditional influences on healthcare-seeking behavior)
• Healthcare providers’ attitudes and health services for migrants and refugees
• Studies on health during migration or flight, also from refugees’ perspectives
• Health of migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations, e.g., during the Covid-19 pandemic, war
• Migration health research, collaboration and resource allocation mechanisms (for financial, material, personnel, and research resources) that improve collaboration
• Innovative training for health professionals to improve the health of migrants and refugees, provide culturally sensitive care, and meet the specific needs of women

The Call is open from 15 March 2022 until 15 March 2023.

Please submit the full manuscript. Articles accepted for publication will appear in the online special issue about 3 weeks after acceptance. All IJPH rules for double-blind peer review, article types, format and article processing charges (APC) apply. The GLOBEQUITY program of IJPH offers a limited number of waivers for first authors from low and middle income countries!

If you have any questions, please contact the IJPH Editorial Office, ijph@swisstph.ch.

We look forward to your manuscript!


Keywords: Migration, Forced migration, Migrants, Refugees, Transit, Host country, Basic public health needs, Institutional attitudes, Transcultural care


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