International Migrants Day 2017

December 18, 2017

The very first International Migrants Day was created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2000, as a response to the increasing number of migrants in the world, and to mark the tenth year since the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

Nearly twenty years later, the number of migrants and refugees has increased exponentially, and the extra strain put on receiving countries’ economies and healthcare resources sparks passionate debate across the globe.

In this free chapter, Professor Raj Bhopal explores the complex problems associated with providing high-quality healthcare to migrants, as well as the crucial importance of setting priorities in order to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minorities in multicultural societies.

Free chapter:

Principles for setting priorities for the health and health care of migrants and racial and ethnic minorities from Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies


Raj S. Bhopal


Learn more about the complex actions needed to improve the health of minority groups in multicultural societies with this freely available chapter. With the use of thought-provoking exercises and clear objectives, this is a vital resource for those interested in the continued quality of care delivered to migrants and refugees.

Professor Bhopal is also involved in running the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health 2018 from the 17th to 19th May in Edinburgh.