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Disease risk in forced migration: Towards solutions for better protection

STG Talk

Add to calendar 2023-01-25 14:00 2023-01-25 16:00 Europe/Rome Disease risk in forced migration: Towards solutions for better protection Hannah Arendt Room Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo YYYY-MM-DD


25 January 2023

14:00 - 16:00 CET


Hannah Arendt Room

Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo

The STG Talks, held weekly at Palazzo Buontalenti, serve as a space for discussion for the STG community and beyond. Led by the STG Fellows, the talks are a place for informal learning and exchange on global issues affecting different areas of policymaking.

Complex emergencies increasingly force people and animals to move within and across borders. Conflict, disasters, and poverty have uprooted 90 million displaced people and refugees, the majority of whom are hosted by neighbouring countries across Africa, the Middle East, and South America.

Resource constraints and political unwill have hampered the inclusion of refugees and migrants into social security systems, including universal healthcare, affecting not only people’s health, but broader socio-economic status through their (in-)ability to establish or rebuild lives and livelihoods. COVID-19 further highlighted the plight of these marginalized communities, and how the social determinants of health increased migrants’ and refugees’ risk of disease.

In this STG Talk, the panelists will draw lessons from the pandemic on how to mitigate these health inequalities in the future, and invite participants to share and reflect on their lived experiences of these complex interlinkages.



This is an in-person event. 

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