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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 19:45 (BST)

Forced displacement: health & human rights in a...

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In 2016, 25.6 million people (one person in 113) had been forcibly displaced worldwide, both within national boundaries and across borders.  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.  

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.  A panel of experts will lead an interactive discussion exploring 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.  


  • Dr. Laura Nellums (Chair) -  Research Associate, Imperial College London
  • André Heller Perache -  Head of Programmes, Médécins Sans Frontieres 
  • Dr. Natasha Howard -  Assistant Professor, Global Health & Conflict, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Susan Elden -  Senior Health Advisor, Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Anna Miller -  UK Programme Policy & Advocacy Manager, Doctors Of The World/Médécins du Monde

The event will conclude with ways in which you can get involved, followed by drinks at the School's Pumphandle Bar.  

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.

The seminar will be livestreamed

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