Migration and health: a framework for 21st century policy-making

PLoS Med. 2011 May;8(5):e1001034. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001034. Epub 2011 May 24.


In the introductory article to a six-part PLoS Medicine series on Migration & Health, series guest editors Cathy Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain, and Ligia Kiss outline a migratory process framework that involves five phases: pre-departure, travel, destination, interception, and return.

MeSH terms

  • Emigration and Immigration / trends*
  • Female
  • Health Policy / trends*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Policy Making*
  • Travel