Guaranteed access to the health care system is a key indicator of sustainable development. Poor health, in fact, limits economic opportunities and increases poverty within communities and countries around the world. Accessibility to health care is a fundamental right protected by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When refugees enter a new country they face many challenges, such as accessibility to a regular doctor, lack of medical insurance, and of finances to afford medical interventions.
Lifestyle changes must also be considered, as they can affect well-being.
Despite the considerable progress made in ensuring refugees’ access to health systems, some challenges are still present. Health, in fact, is connected to many aspects of sustainable development, such as poverty, gender equality, access to water, peace and stability, and climate change.
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