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Your health is your wealth: faith-based community action on the health of African migrant communities in Amsterdam
  1. Charles Agyemang1,
  2. Karlijn Meeks1,
  3. Reynolds Boateng2,
  4. Erik Beune1
  1. 1 Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Pentecostal Council of Churches, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles Agyemang, Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands; c.o.agyemang{at}


The African migrant communities in Europe face many challenges including poor health outcomes. Migrant community leaders can play a crucial role in addressing the health needs of their community members. In this paper, we described Sub-Saharan African migrant community leaders’ action to improve the health of their faith-based community members in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • ethnicity
  • deprivation
  • health promotion

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  • Contributors CA conceived the idea and drafted the first draft. KM, RB and EB contributed to the programme and provided intellectual contribution to the draft.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.