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Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa

Telling the complex story of 'medical xenophobia' in South Africa 3

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The phrase “medical xenophobia” is often used to describe the negative attitudes and practices of South African health care professionals towards refugees and migrants. It is used whenever foreign nationals are denied access to any medical treatment or care. Research on migration and health in South …

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    Who is telling the truth about their health?

    Who is telling the truth about their health? 6

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain When researchers or policymakers ask health-related questions, they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. IIASA researchers looked into the reliability of this type of data for research, and found that depending on country or age, self-reported data could be highly biased. Declining fertility …

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