Workshop 2: Migrant heath and global health issues – learning through journeys
Aula Abbara, May van Schalkwyk, Rose Gilbert and Jemma Say
This workshop will look at global health issues with a specific focus on forced migration and refugee health. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the implications of these challenges for health professionals and others involved in their care, both in the UK and abroad.
The workshop aims are to:
- Briefly introduce fundamental principles in International Human Rights Law and the right to health
- Equip participants with knowledge and understanding of challenges faced by those living and working in areas of conflict and crisis
- Explore how the global community, including governments, health systems, non-governmental organisations, are addressing the refugee crisis, and discuss how global forces, including environmental and economic changes, are impacting positively and/or negatively on these events
- Identifying future partnerships/collaborations that have the potential to promote and protect refugee health and wellbeing
- Identify resources and collaborations with potential to improve training and education to ultimately promote refugee health and wellbeing
Two hypothetical scenarios on refugee experiences will be presented, followed by group-based discussions. Opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of refuges by collaboration between and education of those who work with refugees will also be explored. This interactive workshop will be responsive to the perspectives and priorities of participants.