Accepted Paper:

Communitary intervention and access to health among African immigrants  

Author:

Cristina Santinho (ISCTE)

Paper short abstract:

What kind of problems face African immigrants in the Lisbon area? What is the connection between lack of health and poverty, using the definition of health described by the WHO? What kind of approach do we need in order to preserve cultural identity among immigrants?

Paper long abstract:

What kind of problems face the african immigrants in Lisbon Area?

How is it made the access to Health National Sistem?

What kind of alternativs do they found to face desease, pain or bad feelings?

Hich are their particular deseases?

What is the connection between lack of health and poverty, regarding the deffinition of health described by WHO?

What kind of approche do we need in order to preserv cultural identity among immigrants?

Panel W098
Policy and practices of health care in a migrant context