Morocco: Setting the Stage for Becoming a Migration Transition Country?
Since the 1960s, Morocco has evolved into one of the world’s leading emigration countries. Immigration restrictions in Europe did not stop migration, but rather pushed Moroccan migrants into permanent settlement, prompting large-scale family reunification. Morocco is also becoming a destination country for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and, to some extent, crisis-hit European countries. The growing presence of immigrants confronts Moroccan society with an entirely new set of social and legal issues typical for immigration countries, which do not yet resonate with Morocco’s self-image as an emigration country. These changing realities prompted the Moroccan government to announce a new migration policy in 2013, as this country profile explores.
Internal Labor Migration in India Raises Integration Challenges for Migrants
Internal migration spurred primarily by employment and marriage helps shape the economic, social, and political life of India’s sending and receiving regions. Labor migrants face myriad challenges, including restricted access to basic needs such as identity documentation and social entitlements. This article describes the barriers to integration that labor migrants face, and details the policy environment surrounding their integration challenges.
[Source: Migration Information Source March 21, 2014]
This week, EIU has launched a new white paper “China’s urban dreams and the regional reality”.
The report is available here.
Free research - the economics of healthcare
Throughout March 2014, Routledge have made a selection of over sixty articles on economics and healthcare completely free to access. The collection explores topics such as the effect of economic reforms on healthcare provisions, economic efficiency of healthcare systems around the world and the controversial cost of obesity.
Please click here to start your research.
Springer is celebrating the International Day of Happiness. Read top papers from key journals in the field “Positive Psychology and Wellbeing”. Take advantage of the special free trial access until March 31. Feel free to download and save the articles to your computer or mobile device.
Go to the Days of Happiness homepage and discover the free articles with top impact.
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Date: March 28, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Presenter: Ms. Epasinghe Don Jeevanie, PhD Candidate
Title: Potential Applications of Proanthocyanidin for Reparative Therapies in Dentistry
Abstract: In dentistry, repair and restoration of tooth structure to regain its mechanical properties is the ultimate aim of caries management. Since collagen is the major part of dentine it is necessary to strengthen and preserve collagen matrix when repairing lesions involved in dentine. Proanthocyanidin is a naturally derived collagen cross linker which can strengthen and protect the collagen fibers from degradation. The present study aimed to investigate the potential applications of proanthocyanidin in dentistry.
The issue brief, the latest in a joint series launched by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, evaluates the current human-rights framework and its implementation.
The brief, Human Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration: A New Paradigm, reviews legal options available to the international community to protect environmental migrants and recommends approaches for strengthening the current “soft law” approach. It also touches upon the situation in Asia and the Pacific, looking specifically at the legal challenges posed by the submergence of small island states and effects on other climate-vulnerable countries, such as Bangladesh.
To read the earlier briefs in the series, which offer succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today, click here.
Date: March 27, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Presenter: Dr. Leung Yiu Yan, PhD Candidate
Title: Prevention and treatment of neurosensory disturbance after lower third molar surgery
Abstract: Neurosensory deficit is a well-reported complication after lower third molar surgery. It is useful to know the outcomes of the available treatments for neurosensory deficit after third molar surgery. It is more important to prevent nerve injury from third molar surgery. A study on quality of life and psychological well-being was conducted to investigate their impact on patients with permanent neurosensory deficit after lower third molar surgery. The result of a study on the longitudinal outcome of microsurgical repair after nerve injury from lower third molar surgery will be presented. The long-term safety of coronectomy of lower third molar was investigated and the morbidities and root behavior will be presented.
Fundamentals of human physiology/ Lauralee Sherwood.
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Organized around the central theme of homeostasis, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY is a carefully condensed version of Lauralee Sherwood’s HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS. It provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help students relate to the physiology concepts presented. Offering helpful art and pedagogical features, Sherwood promotes understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology rather than memorization of details and provides a foundation for future careers in the health professions.
Oral soft tissue diseases: a reference manual for diagnosis & management / J. Robert Newland, Timothy F. Meiller, Richard L. Wynn Harold L. Crossley [editors].
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Oral Soft Tissue Diseases, 6th Edition, is a visually cued manual designed to support the diagnosis and management of oral soft tissue diseases for busy dental practitioners.
Lesions are organized by diagnostic category and arranged in convenient tabbed sections, providing a user-friendly format. Lesions are also depicted with one or more color photographs that illustrate typical clinical features.
Minimally invasive maxillofacial surgery / [edited by] Maria J. Troulis and Leonard B. Kaban.
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This volume comprises contributions from a multidisciplinary group of expert clinicians, including not only oral and maxillofacial surgeons, but also otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, and orthodontists. The topics covered include minimally invasive reconstruction and orthognathic surgery of the ramus/condyle unit, management of maxillosfacial trauma, minimally invasive management of the maxillary sinus, sialoendoscopy, distraction osteogenesis, and minimally invasive management of tumors and jaw cysts.
Social and Economic Crises – Social Work Solutions
In honour of World Social Work Day 2014, Read free online access to over 50 articles on Social and Economic Crises – Social Work Solutions until 30 April 2014.
2013 Keswick Foundation Best Article Award Winner
The following article has won the 2013 Keswick Foundation Best Article Award for articles published in China Journal of Social Work. The article is free to read online until 30 June 2014.
Asset opportunity for the poor: an asset-based policy agenda towards inclusive growth in China
Suo Deng, Michael Sherraden, Jin Huang & Minchao Jin
HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4222613
Find out more about the Keswick Award.