The migration experience can influence the health status of refugees and migrants and their needs, as it may involve poor transit conditions, restrictive entry and integration policies, exclusion, and acculturation stress.
Addressing the needs of these populations with well-functioning health systems and public health services responds to their human right to health, protects the health of both migrants and host communities, and contributes to integration and social and economic development, as these populations contribute to the society they live in especially when in good health.
This year, the Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health was held online from 25 to 29 October 2021 with the theme “Sharing country experiences on health and migration”. It was an e-learning event, hosted by and web-streamed from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The School featured five modules delivered over five consecutive days from Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021 every day from 2 PM to 3.30 PM Geneva time. Each module was dedicated to one specific thematic area as follows:
- Day 1: Refugee- and migrant-sensitive health systems - Video recording
- Day 2: Public health and migration during COVID-19 pandemic - Video recording
- Day 3: Public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants - Video recording
- Day 4: Health promotion to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants - Video recording
- Day 5: Financing health care for refugees and migrants - Video recording
For more information about the WHO Global school on Refugee and Migrants Health click here.