What is it about?

Little is known in Ghana about the role played by cultural and linguistic barriers in shaping migrants’ access to formal health care and the coping strategies adopted by these migrants to overcome their health care needs. This paper explores this gap in knowledge

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Why is it important?

This paper has added to our understanding of the role of linguistic and cultural barriers in shaping the health care accessibility of rural-urban migrants and the coping strategies adopted to overcome these barriers.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as there are several issues to be addressed in the health of migrants, who have suffered health inequities in different parts of their own country. It is my hope that this paper will bring about greater collaboration with other researchers and policymakers who are working on the health of migrants.

Ransford Kwaku Afeadie
University of Professional Studies

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This page is a summary of: When the healthcare system neglects some people: Rural–Urban Migration, socio‐cultural conditions, and health coping strategies in informal settlement, Madina, Ghana: An exploratory design, Health & Social Care in the Community, May 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13836.
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