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[Correspondence] Intertwining migration, ethnicity, racism, and health

Johanna Hanefeld and colleagues’ Comment (June 17, p 2358)1 on research into migration, mobility, and health, and Richard Horton’s Offline Comment (July 1, p 14)2 on racism need integrating. Racism is not in Hanefeld and colleagues’ research agenda;1 their agenda is researcher orientated, which is similar to those agendas proposed for ethnicity,3 but distant from the grave threats and challenges in Horton’s piece2 on racism. Hanefeld and colleagues1 contend, correctly in my view, that the resolutions of the 2008 World Health Assembly and the WHO global consultation of Migrant Health4 in 2010 have had little effect.

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