Migration and health – where’s the global leadership?


Migration and health – where’s the global leadership?

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016
Time: 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Chair(s): Martin McKee (LSHTM) and Richard Horton (Lancet)

There are unprecedented numbers of refugees and other migrants around the world. While the responses by some agencies and governments in meeting the health needs of migrants has been impressive, overall the responses appear woefully inadequate. Underpinning much of this failure is the lack of national and global leadership. Early indications on the outcomes from the first United Nations High-Level Summit on refugees and migrants are concerning, with the response to health described as disappointing and deeply unsatisfactory. This Global Health Lab seeks to explore the role of global leadership in addressing the health needs of migrant populations.


  • Davide Mosca, International Organization for Migration
  • Monica Rull, Médecins Sans Frontières – Switzerland
  • Allan Krasnik, University of Copenhagen 

No registration required – all are welcome!


FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE AT http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/2016/10/migration-and-health-wheres-the-global-leadership