Migration and COVID-19 Resource Platform
Our resource platform on migration and COVID-19 hosts a series of Migration and COVID-19 situational and policy briefs from migration contexts globally.
Hands Up For Our Health
On Tuesday 6th October, Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health, 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. Failure to include migrant and refugee populations in the UK’s COVID-19 response at this critical point in time means any public health measures to control the virus are inequitable and ineffective. “The COVID-19 pandemic shows clearly that nobody is protected unless everybody is protected,” said DOTW, FPH and Lancet Migration in 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.
Launch of Lancet Migration
On February 5th 2020 a panel discussion and event 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.
2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health
The 2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health including commentaries and associated publications can be found here. For interactive figures from the report please click here. The Commission addresses one of the defining issues of our time and 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 is 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.
Policy and public engagement
Over the last year the Commission has held a series of national, regional and international research and policy events, and has made official interventions 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.