The Migration and Health in South Asia project examined whether the lack of social protection and deprived economic conditions was responsible for poor physical, mental, and reproductive health among cross-border and internal migrants and their families in South Asia (India (destination), Nepal (origin) and Bangladesh (origin)). The linked document outlines the following eight project recommendations:
- Ensure procedural and structural support for migrants
- Create awareness among migrants regarding Indian financial and social protection services
- Provide a regular system for migrants to send remittances to their native place
- Create awareness about health-care services
- Provide individual and community-level interventions to address spousal violence
- Offer vocational training or skill development programs in migrants’ countries of origin
- Develop a mechanism for governments to protect migrants’ rights
- Provide support for reintegration and rehabilitation of returnee migrants.
Anon. Migration and Health in South Asia: Recommendations. Population Council, New Delhi, India (2015) 2 pp.