Unconventional Answers to Unprecedented Challenges: The Swedish Experience During the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Valeriani G, Vukovic IS, Mollica R

J Prev Med Public Health 53 (4) 233-235 [2020-07-00; online 2020-07-22]

Since its early stages, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has posed immense challenges in meeting the public health and healthcare and social care needs of migrants. In line with other reports from United Kingdom and United States, data from Sweden's health authority show that migrants have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Following the World Health Organization's statements, as well as the European Public Health Association's call for action, several centres in Sweden's most populated areas have activated tools to implement national plans for community outreach through initiatives targeting migrants and ethnic minority groups. Unconventional means should be promoted to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on migrants and the health of the public at large.

Type: Review

PubMed 32752592

DOI 10.3961/jpmph.20.235

Crossref 10.3961/jpmph.20.235

pii: jpmph.20.235
pmc: PMC7411250

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