Population movements, borders, and Chagas disease

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2022 Jul 8:117:e210151. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760210151. eCollection 2022.


Currently, Chagas disease is a complex global health problem with local and global implications. In the present article, we approach this complexity from the perspective of human mobility and its effects on people's health in places of origin and in transit and destination. We raise key concepts such as human mobility - understood as a possible socio-structural and economic determination of health -, the associated social and institutional barriers and the processes of social exclusion related to Chagas disease. We also propose what we identify as emerging opportunities from the perspective of health as a right. Finally, we propose strategies aimed at addressing Chagas disease from a multidimensional and intersectional perspective in complex, diverse and interconnected territories through migration.

MeSH terms

  • Chagas Disease*
  • Global Health
  • Humans