Migration and its implications for health and social development has become a major concern to both receiving and sending countries. At a time when the politics of migration are changing everywhere and when the integration of migrants is being questioned, it is essential that people receiving and working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers be conversant with the dynamics of migration and social integration, and what steps they can and should take to promote health and facilitate integration.
The two-days course covers a number of topics including types of migration, factors affecting voluntary and forced migration, emerging health challenges, implications for healthcare systems, and planning for managing massive influxes of migrants and refugees. It provides participants with evidence-based insights that can be translated into policies and actions. The course is aimed towards healthcare professionals, humanitarian workers, public health workers, personnel of inter-governmental and nongovernmental organisations, and others interested in the topic.
The course is organised by the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development in Geneva. ICMHD is a research, training, and policy advocacy organisation that works with governments, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector, and other stakeholders to improve health and social development. It has pioneered much of the work that is currently going on in the area of migration and health in Europe. ICMHD is a WHO Collaborating Centre, and a UNAIDS Implementing Partner. It is also a consultant to the European Centre for Disease Control on migration and viral hepatitis.
Please visit www.icmhd.ch/courses for additional information on course outline, fees and registration, or contact:
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