Strategy and action plan for refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region
This document contains the draft Strategy and action plan for refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region. It focuses on strategic areas and priority actions to address the public health and health system challenges related to migration, in the spirit of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the European policy framework for health and well-being – Health 2020, and World Health Assembly resolution WHA61.17 on health of migrants.
This draft Strategy and action plan has been developed based on the discussions on migration and health that took place at side events during the 64th and 65th sessions of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in 2014 and 2015, respectively. It has been guided by the discussions at the High-level Meeting on Refugee and Migrant Health, held in Rome, Italy, in November 2015 as presented in the outcome document, and the discussion on promoting the health of migrants held during the 38th session of the WHO Executive Board and at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
This document will be submitted to the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, along with a draft resolution, for the Regional Committee’s consideration.