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Migration and the Right to Health Conference

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 (All day) to Thursday, May 27, 2010 (All day)

Venue: Chancellor's Hall, First Floor, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Time: 2pm - 5pm Wednesday 26 May, 10am - 4pm Thursday 27 May 2010

Speakers include: Mary Haour-Knipe, formerly of the International Organisation for Migration; Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Institute for Development Studies; Rosalind Bragg, Maternity Alliance, UK; Sian Oram, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck.

Details:  The conference will bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners working within the areas of human rights, health and development. Speakers will address a series of questions, including:

  • What voice do migrants have in debates around health care?

  • What health-seeking strategies do they employ?

  • What effective policy initiatives exist between countries of origin and host countries that can contribute to securing migrants' right to health?

  • To what extent are migrants in different contexts able to access their rights and entitlements in relation to health and health care services?

This event is organised and supported by the Institute of Education, Birkbeck, LIDC, and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The co-convenors are Dr Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, and Dr Felicity Thomas, Institute of Education.

Full programme available at: http://americas.sas.ac.uk/events/programmes/MigrationHealthRights.html 

RSVP: The event is free. To register contact Olga Jimenez olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk