Advancing the migration health research agenda for evidence-informed policy and practice

Published Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

Frank Laczko spoke at a lunchtime panel discussion on migration health research during the 109th session of the IOM council which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 November. 

The panel, “Advancing the migration health research agenda for evidence-informed policy and practice,” focused on GCM objectives calling for better data for migration governance, and the ways in which Member States can be supported in developing evidence-informed, migrant-sensitive health systems and policies. 

Dr. Laczko stressed the importance of data in designing interventions and instruments and informing policies with regards to health challenges in the context of migration. He went on to underline the benefits of cooperation between countries and regions in terms of sharing data, which is in accordance with GCM objectives. 

The high-level panel was joined by representatives from the Global Health Centre, Center for Health and Migration, Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) network, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and IOM. 

Watch the session here.