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Migration, Migrants and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

"The World Health Organization has recognized health as a right of migrants and refugees, who are entitled to responsive healthcare policies, due to their particular social determinants of health. Migrants’ and refugees’ health is not only related to transmissible diseases but also to mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes. ..." – By Deisy Ventura, Jameson Martins da Silva, Leticia Calderón and Itzel Eguiluz

The Implications of Informal Settlement Upgrading Programs for Access to Water and Sanitation and Public Health

"Most cities in low- and middle-income countries have substantial proportions of their population living in informal settlements—sometimes up to 60% or more. These also house much of the city’s low-income workforce; many informal settlements also concentrate informal economic activities. These settlements usually lack good provision for water, sanitation, and other essential services. ..." – By David Satterthwaite and Alice Sverdlik

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