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Migrants represent an under-immunized population in Europe, making them more susceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases such as measles or varicella. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that migrant groups were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 during the pandemic. Similarly, other preventive services such as cancer screenings are less frequently utilized by migrant populations. Our goal is to assess factors that determine participation in preventive health, with particular attention to the mechanisms, and target strategies for improving access. To achieve this, we will conduct surveys in Germany and Turkey, examining non-migrant populations, refugees, and migrants.
- Prof. Yasemin Soysal, Department of Social Sciences, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Freie Universität Berlin
- Prof. Zerrin Salikutluk, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
- Dr. Alessandro Ferrara, Department of Social Sciences, Berlin Social Science Center, Freie Universität Berlin
- PD Dr. Stefanie Theuring, Institute of International Health, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin