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Forced displacement: health & human rights in a challenging environment

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Thursday, 19 October 2017 from 18:15 to 19:30 (BST)

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This seminar will aim to provide information, challenge perceptions and raise awareness of some of the complex issues involved in providing healthcare for forcibly displaced people globally. Our goal is to equip the audience with advocacy skills and to facilitate networking of like-minded people who may wish to collaborate on this or other issues in the future. 

In 2016, 25.6 million people, or one person in 113, had been forcibly displaced worldwide, both internally within national boundaries (40.8 million) and across borders (24.5 million). Not only are the numbers of those forcibly displaced increasing but these populations are also experiencing a rise in preventable diseases, deterioration in mental health and neglect of chronic diseases. 

During this session a panel of experts will explore important health issues for these populations, including provision of healthcare to populations in different migration phases and the responsiveness of receiving health care systems. Broader political and legal barriers, such as protectionist policies and legal status and restrictions will also be discussed.

The format will comprise a panel of speakers from different backgrounds who each introduce themselves and their perspectives briefly, followed by questions from the audience in a Question Time-style discussion. 

This seminar is part of the Global Health Advocacy series, held by the Alma Mata global health network and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Doors will open at 5.40pm.

Do you have questions about Forced displacement: health & human rights in a challenging environment? Contact The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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John Snow Lecture Theatre
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 October 2017 from 18:15 to 19:30 (BST)


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