WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health

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Registrations are open for the Second WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health “Sharing country experiences on health and migration” taking place in virtual format on Zoom on 25-29 October 2021, every day from 2 to 3.30 PM CEST and streamed from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, host of the event.

This year the Global School will focus on country experiences in addressing the health needs and rights of refugees and migrants. Challenges and achievements in ensuring inclusive and sustainable health services for refugees and migrants will be discussed through five modules delivered over five consecutive days (one module a day), each dedicated to a specific aspect of refugee and migrant health:

  • Day 1: Refugee- and migrant-sensitive health systems
  • Day 2: Public health and migration during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Day 3: Public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants
  • Day 4: Health promotion to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants
  • Day 5: Financing health care for refugees and migrants

High-level keynote speeches, lectures from international experts, presentations of relevant research studies, interactive Q&A sessions, and live panel discussions will feature in the programme, as well as the screening of a series of reportage from different settings presenting the state of the health challenges for refugees and migrants and the responses on the ground.

The School will be open to everyone, but is particularly aimed at policy-makers, health sector managers and officers working at different levels within ministries in charge of the interior, labor, social affairs, foreign affairs, health and education. Researchers, people from academia, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and journalists are also welcome to join.

The School aims to build competency on public health aspects of migration through the provision of knowledge exchange and information sharing opportunities, and the promotion of evidence-informed and best practice interventions on health and migration. Its overarching goal is to contribute to reducing excess mortality and morbidity among migrants, refugees and hosting populations, by advancing globally the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants’.

How to register

More updated information and registration link can be found at the event’s webpage: WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health