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Discussion Questions & Comments
Within the next 3-7 years, what would migrant - inclusive societies look like to achieve Universal Health Coverage? What health-related actions should be taken now in terms of financing, policy-dialogues, research, community-based interventions need to be taken to ensure progress towards GCM objectives 15 and 16?
Many States expanded access to COVID-19 related services for migrants within their preparedness and response plans; however, access to many non-COVID-19 essential health services remained or became quite challenging.
Existing information around access to healthcare has shown that explicitly including migrants into health systems must be paired with funding, workforce sensitivity training and engagement of migrants themselves to better identify and address unmet needs and promote stronger and resilient health systems.