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Wonca Special Interest Group on migrant care, international health and travel medicine

In the era of globalization docters all around the world are confronted with a growing vulnerable migrant population and their specific health problems and needs. Immigrants - those who are staying for a longer period as well as travellers - bring with them diverse epidemiological profiles, based on different environments and endemities of disease in their areas of origin.

United Nations estimate that 3 percent of the world's population (213 million by 2010) live outside their country of origin (UN 2009).