A Scoping Review of the Health of African Immigrant and Refugee Children.

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dc.contributor.author Salami, Bukola
dc.contributor.author Fernandez-Sanchez, Higinio
dc.contributor.author Fouche, Christa
dc.contributor.author Evans, Catrin
dc.contributor.author Sibeko, Lindiwe
dc.contributor.author Tulli, Mia
dc.contributor.author Bulaong, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Kwankye, Stephen Owusu
dc.contributor.author Ani-Amponsah, Mary
dc.contributor.author Okeke-Ihejirika, Philomina
dc.contributor.author Gommaa, Hayat
dc.contributor.author Agbemenu, Kafuli
dc.contributor.author Ndikom, Chizoma Millicent
dc.contributor.author Richter, Solina
dc.coverage.spatial Switzerland
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-06T06:08:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-06T06:08:22Z
dc.date.issued 2021-3-28
dc.identifier.citation International journal of environmental research and public health 18(7) 28 Mar 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1661-7827
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/56852
dc.description.abstract Migration is a growing phenomenon around the world, including within the African continent. Many migrants, especially African children, face challenges related to health and social inclusion and can face increased health risks. A systematic scoping review of available literature on the health of African migrant children across the globe was conducted to offer insight into these health risks. The review was conducted over a 15-month period from January 2019 to April 2020, yielding 6602 articles once duplicates were removed. This search included electronic databases, reference lists of articles reviewed, and searches of libraries of relevant organisations. A total of 187 studies met the inclusion criteria, of which 159 were quantitative, 22 were qualitative, and 6 used mixed methods. The findings reveal decreased health in this population in areas of nutrition, infectious diseases, mental health, birth outcomes, sexual and reproductive health, physical and developmental health, parasitic infections, oral health, respiratory health, preventative health, endocrine disorders, health care services, and haematological conditions. The findings offer insights into factors influencing the health of African immigrant and refugee children. Further studies, especially qualitative studies, are needed to determine barriers to service access after migration and to investigate other underexplored and overlooked health concerns of African migrant children, including pneumonia and child maltreatment.
dc.format.medium Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries International journal of environmental research and public health
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dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Sexual Behavior
dc.subject Qualitative Research
dc.subject Child
dc.subject Refugees
dc.subject Emigrants and Immigrants
dc.subject Reproductive Health
dc.subject Africa
dc.subject child health
dc.subject health
dc.subject migration
dc.subject Child
dc.subject Emigrants and Immigrants
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Qualitative Research
dc.subject Refugees
dc.subject Reproductive Health
dc.subject Sexual Behavior
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject migration
dc.subject health
dc.subject child health
dc.subject Africa
dc.title A Scoping Review of the Health of African Immigrant and Refugee Children.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph18073514
pubs.issue 7
pubs.begin-page 3514
pubs.volume 18
dc.date.updated 2021-09-17T01:55:32Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33800663
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
pubs.subtype Systematic Review
pubs.subtype review-article
pubs.subtype Review
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 846727
dc.identifier.eissn 1660-4601
dc.identifier.pii ijerph18073514
pubs.number ARTN 3514
pubs.online-publication-date 2021-3-28

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