Events

Past Event

Launch of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move

December 10, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027

Please join us for the release of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move. A light lunch will be provided from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM, followed by presentations and discussions.

 


 

12:00-12:30pm

Arrival & Lunch

 

12:30-1:30pm

Discussion of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move

With Commissioners:

  • Terry McGovern, JD – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Len Rubenstein, JD – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

1:30-3:00pm

Migration and Health-Particular challenges in the US Context

Speakers:

  • Alan Shapiro, MD – Terra Firma ;Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Goleen Samari, PhD – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Fernando Garcia – Border Network for Human Rights

Moderated by:

  • Monette Zard – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
     

 

The Commission

The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health, to be published in December 2018, addresses one of the defining issues of our time. The Commission presents evidence based approaches to inform public discourse and policy to address migration as a global health priority, and proposes recommendations for maximising the health of all people on the move.

The Commission is an independent group of academics, policymakers, and health system experts with experience across the world to review current knowledge and producing new empirical work and policy recommendations on the role of migration on health. The report takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the appraisal of information and data and the presentation of recommendations including sociological, political, legal, epidemiological, humanitarian and anthropological perspectives.

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Vision

The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health encourages analysis of the global narrative of migration and health by viewing population mobility as an asset to global health. Through addressing the research and policy gaps in the most important topics in migration and health we have produced recommendations on improving the health and livelihoods of migrants.

We believe that this is a unique opportunity to address the important topic of migration and health, not only from a public health perspective but using a broader public policy lens in order to truly have long term impact on the many of the broader determinants of migrant health.