Global Health Histories: Seminar on migration

Webcast on 12 November 2015, from 12:30 to 14:00 CET

What are the cultural stereotypes that distort views of migrant health? How can the cultural competence of health workers be improved? WHO/Europe is hosting a Global Health Histories seminar on the cultural contexts of health, focusing on migration. 

Expert speakers will discuss the cultural contexts in which the public health aspects of temporary and permanent migration are situated. They will reflect on perceptions and prejudices that may affect individuals or institutions when conducting research, in policy-making or in delivery of services.

The seminar will take place on Thursday 12 November 2015 from 12:30 to 14:00 CET (Copenhagen and Paris time) and will be streamed live from UN City, Copenhagen.

The expert speakers are:

  • Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker, Newman University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Dr Santino Severoni, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO/Europe.

Join in the discussions

A selection of questions will be put to the speakers. Send your questions using the webcast link below or tweet your questions to @who_europe, using the hashtag ‪#‎GHHistories‬‬‬‬‬.‬‬

If you are unable to join the live seminar, put questions to the experts on the Regional Office's Facebook page.