Migrants are an essential part of the global economy and in many countries, they have become an integral part of key industries such as health care. In the era of Universal Health Coverage and “leaving no one behind”, migrants must also be an integral part of the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICMHD encourages countries to seek viable alternatives to separating and detaining children of irregular migrants, and it appeals to them to take measures that protect and promote the mental and physical health of children and migrants of all ages irrespective of the migration situation they find themselves in.
Featured Image: Credit:DFID / Rafiqur Rahman Raqu Eight months have gone by since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its sobering special report on the predictions of a world […]
OPINION | MANUEL CARBALLO As we move into 2018, the number of people being forced from their communities and countries is growing. Rarely have we seen so many families split up, lives […]
The 7th of April, marks World Health Day. Since 1950 the day has been used to advocate on selected global health issues. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) has […]
Had the mortality that has been recorded among migrants trying to reach Europe between January and August 2015 (at least 2,500) been associated with an infectious disease outbreak among Europeans, […]
Dr. Manuel Carballo History has a tragic habit of repeating itself. Besieging civilian populations has always been a weapon of war. In 1940 the Nazis forced over 400,000 Jews into […]
On 22-23 June 2014 the Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) and the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD) held an International Meeting on Diabetes and Tuberculosis. The meeting […]
This morning the BBC highlighted the number of women, children and men dying as they try to cross from Mexico to the US. Mortuaries in Arizona report large numbers of undentified bodies that […]
The tragedy about genocides, ethnic cleansing or simply the wanton destruction of civilians is not that it happens, but that it is allowed to happen. As Rwanda and the world […]