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Health of NewcomersImmigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity$
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Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780814789216

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Natives and Newcomers, Partners in Health

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(p.1) Introduction
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Health of Newcomers
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Patricia Illingworth

Wendy E. Parmet

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0001

The 2015 Ebola epidemic, as well as the global migration crisis, bring to light the connection many people make between loathsome disease and strangers. Myths about newcomers and disease have long informed both immigration policy and health policy. This book focuses on the latter and reviews basic demographics about migrants and their health, dispelling the myths that have thus far informed health policy. The book argues that health should be understood as a global public good and that understanding it as such has important moral and practical implications that ought to be taken into account as health policy is developed. This introduction provides a chapter-by-chapter outline of the book.

Keywords:   Ebola epidemic, global migration crisis, global public good, health justice, health policy, immigration policy, inequality, public good

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