A global research agenda on migration and health

Following a meeting held in London earlier this year, we published a comment in the Lancet: A global research agenda on migration and health.

With 1 billion people on the move globally—more than 244 million of whom have crossed international borders1—and a recognised need to strengthen efforts towards universal health coverage,2 developing a better understanding of how to respond to the complex interactions between migration, mobility, and health is vital. At the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health in Sri Lanka earlier this year, a group of global experts in health and migration discussed the progress and shortfalls in attaining the actions set out in the 2008 World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution on the Health of Migrants.

 Hanefeld, J., Vearey, J. and Lunt, N. on behalf of the Researchers on Migration, Mobility and Health Group

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