Lancet Migration Regional Hubs

Building on the previous regional approach of  the  UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health, through  a regional  hub  approach, Lancet Migration aims to bring civil society, academics  and policy makers together across regions. The following recommendations on public engagement, outlined by the Commission form the basis of the collaborations:

1. Engagement at multiple levels of public life to raise the profile of migration and health.

2. Engagement with regional partners to contribute to the global initiative.

3. Encouraging engagement at community level with  the public,  including migrants themselves and populations at all  stages of 

     the  migration process.

4. Supporting the formation of an inclusive global initiative that will bring together researchers, civil society, non-

     governmental bodies and multilateral organisations.

The model of engagement, working closely with regional collaborating institutions and stakeholders, follows principles of regional consultation, including policy roundtables and  research workshop, to form links between academia, civil society and public policy to encourage regional priority setting for migration  and health research and action. The Lancet Migration Regional Hubs, are currently being formed, building on our previous collaboration and activities.



Latin American Regional Hub

The Latin American Regional Hub was launched on March 4th 2020 at our regional

event in Peru. 


Two regional hub events have been held on migration and health in Latin America:

4th March 2020, Lima - Peru

Migration and Health in Latin America Workshop and Policy Roundtable

20th April 2020 - Webinar, Colombia

Access to health services for the migrant  population  in Colombia

Members of the Latin American Regional Hub authored the following article: 

'Recommendations for the response against COVID-19 in migratory contexts

under a closed border: The case of Colombia', in the 'Biomedica' journal.