Asia Europe Journal

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 457–460 | Cite as

Health of internal labour migrants in India: some reflections on the current situation and way forward

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Original Paper

Abstract

Social and development policies have not been successful so far in mainstreaming health issues of internal labour migrants in India. This opinion paper reflects on the current situation of migrants and puts forth some perspectives on the way forward. It suggests some avenues for further research and scaling up of migrant-friendly health programmes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Public Health-Public Health Foundation of IndiaGurgaonIndia

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