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3rd WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) Health and Migration Programme (PHM) organizes the yearly Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health with the aim of supporting countries and territories to build competency on the public health aspects of migration and to promote the development and dissemination of knowledge, attitude and practices based on the exchange of experiences and evidence.

Each year, the Global School programme is developed around an overarching thematic area, built by merging and exchanging country knowledge and experiences in close collaboration with WHO regional offices, WHO country offices and governments.

The 3rd WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health was held on 28 November - 2 December 2022 and focused on promoting capacity-building for improving refugee and migrant health.

Refugees and migrants have health rights and needs, requiring culturally sensitive and effective care that recognizes both the impact of migration on physical and mental health and the various barriers hampering the availability, accessibility, acceptability and affordability of health services for these populations.

The health workforce has a vital role in providing people-centred health services and building health system capacity in order to respond to the health rights and needs of refugees and migrants. It is, therefore, crucial to promote specific professional competence and capacity to adequately address health issues related to the complex dynamic of human migration.

Further details about the event are available in the attached file below.