Migration and COVID-19 Resource Platform
Our resource platform on migration and COVID-19 hosts over 20 Migration and COVID-19 situational and policy briefs from migration contexts globally.
The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health published two years ago
Today Lancet Migration continues to work hard to transform evidence into action at local, regional, & global levels to improve migrant health, building on the recommendations of the Commission. The 2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health including commentaries and associated publications can be found here. The Commission presents evidence based approaches to inform public discourse and policy to address migration as a global health priority, including proposing recommendations for maximising the health of all people on the move. It was the result of a two-year project led by 20 leading experts from 13 countries, and with 46 contributing authors on the final report and is the most comprehensive review of the available evidence on migration and health to date.
Launch of Lancet Migration
On February 5th 2020 a panel discussion, event and commentary in The Lancet marked the start of: 'Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health'. The Lancet Migration global collaboration is a collaboration between The Lancet and researchers, implementers, and others in the field of migration and health that aims to address evidence gaps and drive policy change, building on the recommendations of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health published in December 2018. The full recording of the event can be viewed here. To learn more about how to engage with Lancet Migration visit here.
Policy and public engagement
Over the last two years the Commission has held a series of national, regional and international research and policy events, and has made official interventions and organised high-level panels on migration health at the Global Compact for Migration, the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly. A series of regional policy roundtables and consultations on universal health coverage and migration were organised between January-September 2019, from which policy briefs were produced, such as this one from the Southern African region.
COVID-19 Global Statement & Call to Action
Our April 2020 Global Statement 'Leaving no one behind in the COVID-19 Pandemic: a call for urgent global action to include migrants & refugees in the Covid-19 response' was published in the Lancet and the full statement can be accessed here. Join our Global Call to Action for urgent inclusion of migrants & refugees in the COVID-19 response here.
Hands Up For Our Health
In October Lancet Migration, Doctors of the World UK (DOTW), and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) launched the Hands Up For Our Health coalition campaign to call for universal and equitable access to NHS services during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. “The COVID-19 pandemic shows clearly that nobody is protected unless everybody is protected,” said a joint statement. “Only by including all populations in equitable access to healthcare, particularly those most marginalised, can we overcome global health challenges such as COVID-19.” More information here.
Migration and COVID-19 Briefs
This series of situational and policy briefs summarises key practical and operational aspects of the COVID-19 response in relation to migrants and refugees and the health response globally. They include public health and policy recommendations and perspectives that build on the Lancet Migration Global Statement to include migrants and refugees in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit here for more details.
Latin American Regional Board Formed
It is a great pleasure to present the new board members of the Lancet Migration, Latin American Regional Hub, formed in November 2020. The multi-disciplinary team is comprised of experts dedicated to raising the profile of migration health and to working closely with regional collaborating institutions and stakeholders to form links between academia, civil society and public policy. The Latin American Regional Hub was launched on March 4th 2020 in Peru and a series of events have been held since. Visit here for details.