Migration and Health

Start: Apr 1, 2024
End: Apr 12, 2024
Venue: Kampala - Uganda
Format: Two Weeks
Duration: 2 weeks
Statement of Need

Migration has significant impacts on different aspects of human life, including health. Migrant populations, including refugees and asylum seekers, are often at a higher risk of physical and mental health problems than the general population. This increased risk is due to various reasons, including exposure to migration-related stressors, occupational and environmental hazards, poor living conditions, and limited access to healthcare services. In light of these challenges, migration and health training courses aim to equip healthcare providers and other stakeholders with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to manage and mitigate
the challenges that migrant populations face. This training course fosters awareness of the health risks related to migration and the importance of culturally sensitive and evidence-based approaches in providing health services to migrant populations.

This training will cover a range of issues specific to migrant health, including access to health services and coverage, mental health, and occupational and environmental health. Communication and partnership-building skills will be developed to ensure culturally sensitive healthcare communication channels are established. Ultimately, this migration and health training seeks to increase awareness of migration-related health concerns and equip course participants with the skills and knowledge needed to enhance the provision of healthcare related interventions to migrant populations, embracing inclusivity and sensitivity towards cultural and ethnic diversity.

Who Attends

Not Included

How participants will benefit

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • To increase understanding of the health challenges that migrant populations face, including the impact of migration on health, and how migration can exacerbate underlying health conditions.
  • To provide participants with knowledge on how to develop and conduct assessments for identifying migration-related health risks and promoting effective risk management practices.
  • To develop an understanding of policies and issues related to access to health services and coverage for migrants, including the role of both governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • To promote knowledge and practical skills in addressing occupational and environmental health hazards that affect migrant workers and populations.
  • To develop an awareness of mental health issues faced by migrants, including the effects of migration stressors and the importance of culturally sensitive and trauma-informed care for mental health interventions.
  • To train participants in communication and engagement strategies, particularly for rural, remote, and hard-to-reach migrant populations and addressing cultural differences to ensuring that health information is easily transmittable.
  • To foster and promote multi-stakeholder collaborations and identify effective partners that have common goals and objectives in addressing migrants’ health needs.No

US$ 1600 to cover tuition and training materials only