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Healthy Migrants, Healthy Communities

What is the relationship between migration and health, and how does this impact sustainable development? Migrant workers’ ability to access health services can contribute to their own well-being and productivity, and have positive ripple effects in the wider community where they work and back at home. Listen to Fernando’s story to understand what mainstreaming migration into health programmes means in practice. The video is a part of a #MigrationConnection series that has been produced by IOM through the “Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development” (MMICD) initiative funded by the EU. For more information, please visit

Date of Publication
Geographic Scope
South Africa
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
SDG.1 - No Poverty
SDG.3 - Good Health And Well-Being
SDG.5 - Gender Equality
SDG.8 - Decent Work And Economic Growth
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG.11 - Sustainable Cities And Communities
SDG.16 - Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
SDG.17 - Partnerships For The Goals
Health services and situation

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).