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Health and Migration: perspectives from Asia and Europe

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Project Period:
07 March 2012
Barcelona, Spain

Several social determinants create regional and cross-border impact on migrants’ health in Asia and Europe.This Public Talk was an interactive forum to share and know more about such perceptions.

Asian and European speakers shared their insights into topics including:

– Various factors that influence migrants’ health and pose major challenges for public health
– Multi-sectoral efforts to address migrants’ health
– Recommendations for Asia–Europe collaboration on health and migration

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Event details

Date: 7 March 2012

Venue: Tagore’s Auditorium, Casa Asia

Time: 7 pm – 8.30 pm


Dr Jaime F. Calderon Jr., Regional Migration Health Adviser, International Organization for Migration
Dr Piroska Östlin, Programme Manager, Vulnerability and Health Programme, World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe

Opening remarks by:

Ambassador Juan José Herrera de la Muela, Director General of Casa Asia / ASEF Governor for Spain
Mr Hidehiro Tsubaki, Consul-General of Consulate-General of Japan in Barcelona
Mr Xavier Bosch, Director General for Immigration of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia

Closing remarks by:

Ms Sol Iglesias, Director for Intellectual Exchange, Asia-Europe Foundation

This Public Talk was organised back to back with the 1st Research Exchange Workshop “Social determinants of migrants’ health across Asia and Europe” in Barcelona, Spain. Read more…



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