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[Meeting Report] Global Forum on Bioethics in Research – “Ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations, 2017”

By identifying what is needed to advance ethical research in this field, the meeting aimed to stimulate an agenda to improve research practice and health outcomes for migrant and refugee populations.

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[Call for applications] Early Career Researcher Workshop – ‘Engendering research and reframing policy debate on Migration & Health and intersectional rights’

Workshop for Early Career Researchers - ‘Engendering research and reframing policy debate on Migration and Health and intersectional rights'

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[Invite] Lunchtime panel discussion on migration and health at the 109th Session of the IOM Council, Geneva, 28th November, 1.30pm

Lunchtime panel discussion at the 109th Session of the IOM Council - 'Advancing the migration health research agenda for evidence-informed policy and practice'.

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International Consultation on Pre-Departure Health Assessments

The International Consultation on Pre-departure Health Assessments was held from 26th to 27th September 2017. Hosted by the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health with assistance from IOM, this successful event was attended by more than 80 academics, government representatives, and medical officers.

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[EVENT] 25th October 2018: Primary health care for the health of migrants

Access of refugees and migrants to health services is often framed within a human rights’ discourse. The right to the highest sustainable standard of health is recognised in the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and in other international treaties and conventions. The importance of health and well-being are also shown by the central place they hold within the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) - SDG Goal 3, Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. When it comes to refugees and migrants, two pivotal documents are the World Health Assembly Resolutions 61.17 and 70.15, which urge the Member States to consider promoting the framework of priorities and guiding principles to promote the health of refugees and migrants. A WHO global action plan to promote the health of refugees and migrants is currently being developed in consultation with the countries.

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