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UNU-IIGH organized a 2-day workshop on Migrant and Refugee Health in Malaysia on 9-10 November 2017, with the support of the China Medical Board Foundation’s Equity Initiative. Over 40 participants from industry, medical professions, civil society and academia in Malaysia attended, including regional speakers presenting case studies of migrant health inclusion from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as well as several NGO service providers in Malaysia and Singapore. Participants identified gaps in knowledge and suggested practical steps forward to improve the evidence base in the Malaysia, which is detailed in these proceedings.

Additionally, an open access article reporting on the meeting was published in BMC Proceedings.

Dr. Hartini Zunaidin (Yayasan Chow Kit), Dr. Muhammad Azrin Bin Mohd Asihin (MERCY Malaysia) and Ms. Sharifah Shakirah (Rohingya Women’s Development Network) with Dr. Raudah Yunus (University Malaya) responding to questions from participants. Photo: UNU-IIGH. Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0