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Commission report

The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health full report, including commentaries, can be found here, where it is available for free download. All resources linked to the commission can be found at - in order to access these, please sign up for an account with The Lancet.

The Lancet Commission on Migration and H

Commentaries accompanying the report, include:

  1. Opening up to migration and health (Jocalyn Clark, Richard Horton, The Lancet)

  2. Historic global agreement on migration (Louise Arbour, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration) 

  3. Migration and health: human rights in the era of populism (Walid Amar, Director General of the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health)

  4. Advancing health in migration governance, and migration in health governance (Kolitha Wickramage, International Organisation for Migration, and Giuseppe Annunziata, Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization)

  5. The unmet needs of refugees and internally displaced people (David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, and Mesfin Teklu Tessema, Director of the Health Unit for the International Rescue Committee)


Accompanying Publications

The original research articles accompanying the Commission can be found here and at the following links:

Article: Global patterns of mortality in international migrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Aldridge R A et al) 

Linked Commentary: Do migrants have a mortality advantage? (Borhade A, Dey S) 

Article: Health impacts of parental migration on left-behind children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Fellmeth G et al) 

Linked Commentary: Forgotten needs of children left behind by migration (Griffiths SM, Dong D,  Yat-nork Chung R) 

Click here for an associated Comment in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Children and adolescents on the move. What does the Global Compact on Migration mean for their health?  

Our policy brief can be viewed here or downloaded for printing here.

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