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Sep 26 2017

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Forced displacement: Health and human rights in a challenging environment

Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
Date: Thursday 19th October 2017
Time: 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.  Followed by a drinks reception at the Pump Handle Bar, LSHTM.

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.  This seminar will aim to challenge perceptions and raise awareness of some of the complex issues involved in providing healthcare for forcibly displaced people globally.

Migrant boat

Chair:
Dr. Laura Nellums
Research Associate, Imperial College London

Speakers:
Dr. Natasha Howard,  Assistant Professor, Global Health & Conflict, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Susan Elden Department for International Development (DfID)
Dr. Anna Miller,  Public Policy & Advocacy Manager, Doctors of the World/Medecins du Monde

Attendance is free.  Please register with EventBrite to secure your place.

The event will be livestreamed here.

Permanent link to this article: http://almamata.org.uk/forced-displacement/

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