Global Compact for Migration – final draft

The ‘final draft’ has now been published and health is referenced in several different paragraphs, including the call for member states to:

Incorporate the health needs of migrants in national and local health care policies and plans, such as by strengthening capacities for service provision, facilitating affordable and non-discriminatory access, reducing communication barriers, and training health care providers on culturally-sensitive service delivery, in order to promote physical and mental health of migrants and communities overall, including by taking into consideration relevant recommendations from the WHO Framework of Priorities and Guiding Principles to Promote the Health of Refugees and Migrants.

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Whether the GCM can actually assist the global migration and health agenda remains to be seen.

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