On the move: the race to keep forced migrants healthy

On the move: the race to keep forced migrants healthy

The scene is unlike any other. Thousands of people. Millions in total. All of them on the move. The people?  Forced migrants, who move across the unknown in search of solace as they flee the only place they call home. Some are wounded, others ill and many traumatised,...
  • Professor Martin McKee is the School’s Medical Director and Professor of European Public Health. He is also research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a unique partnership of universities, national and regional governments, working to support and promote evidence-based health policy-making in Europe.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Arif Sahar left his home country of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago, aged 14 years, to neighbouring Pakistan. In 2000, at the height of the Taliban regime, he chose to continue on to the UK where he obtained a Master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD at University College London. His goal is to return to Afghanistan and make changes to his country’s policies.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Professor Martin McKee is the School’s Medical Director and Professor of European Public Health. He is also research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a unique partnership of universities, national and regional governments, working to support and promote evidence-based health policy-making in Europe.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Cathy Zimmerman is an expert on migration and health with a focus on human trafficking, vulnerable migrant groups and gender-based violence. She produced the first-ever data on the health risks and outcomes associated with trafficking and is currently working on trafficking projects with the International Labour Organization and the UK Department of Health.

  • Dr Cathy Zimmerman is an expert on migration and health with a focus on human trafficking, vulnerable migrant groups and gender-based violence. She produced the first-ever data on the health risks and outcomes associated with trafficking and is currently working on trafficking projects with the International Labour Organization and the UK Department of Health.

  • Dr Cathy Zimmerman is an expert on migration and health with a focus on human trafficking, vulnerable migrant groups and gender-based violence. She produced the first-ever data on the health risks and outcomes associated with trafficking and is currently working on trafficking projects with the International Labour Organization and the UK Department of Health.

  • Dr Cathy Zimmerman is an expert on migration and health with a focus on human trafficking, vulnerable migrant groups and gender-based violence. She produced the first-ever data on the health risks and outcomes associated with trafficking and is currently working on trafficking projects with the International Labour Organization and the UK Department of Health.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Bayard Roberts is the Director of the School’s Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His research focuses on health in conflict-affected and fragile states, particularly non-communicable diseases including mental health, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol use.

  • Dr Jennifer Palmer has worked with non-governmental organisations in post-conflict and emergency contexts in Africa and Asia. She is interested in the implementation of health programmes in conflict-affected and emergency settings and helps coordinate the School’s Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group.

  • Dr Jennifer Palmer has worked with non-governmental organisations in post-conflict and emergency contexts in Africa and Asia. She is interested in the implementation of health programmes in conflict-affected and emergency settings and helps coordinate the School’s Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group.

  • Dr Jennifer Palmer has worked with non-governmental organisations in post-conflict and emergency contexts in Africa and Asia. She is interested in the implementation of health programmes in conflict-affected and emergency settings and helps coordinate the School’s Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group.

  • Dr Jennifer Palmer has worked with non-governmental organisations in post-conflict and emergency contexts in Africa and Asia. She is interested in the implementation of health programmes in conflict-affected and emergency settings and helps coordinate the School’s Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group.

  • Dr Jennifer Palmer has worked with non-governmental organisations in post-conflict and emergency contexts in Africa and Asia. She is interested in the implementation of health programmes in conflict-affected and emergency settings and helps coordinate the School’s Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group.

  • Dr Karl Blanchet is co-founder of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. His work focuses on health systems, particularly in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He is working to end uneven distribution of resources in the health system and find ways to help improve access to health services for all.

  • Professor Martin McKee is the School’s Medical Director and Professor of European Public Health. He is also research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a unique partnership of universities, national and regional governments, working to support and promote evidence-based health policy-making in Europe.