Migration and health – where’s the global leadership?
There are unprecedented numbers of refugees and other migrants around the world. While the responses by some agencies and governments in meeting the health needs of migrants has been impressive, overall the responses appear woefully inadequate. Underpinning much of this failure is the lack of national and global leadership. Early indications on the outcomes from the first United Nations High-Level Summit on refugees and migrants are concerning, with the response to health described as disappointing and deeply unsatisfactory. This Global Health Lab seeks to explore the role of global leadership in addressing the health needs of migrant populations.
Chairs: Martin McKee, ECOHOST, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Richard Horton, The Lancet
- Davide Mosca, International Organization for Migration
- Monica Rull, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Allan Krasnik, University of Copenhagen
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The Lancet and ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change on behalf of the School have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focussed discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today. Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.
Dr Erica Richardson