Launch of first WHO report on the health of refugees and migrants in the European Region

21 January 2019, 13:00 CET, Geneva, Switzerland

The first-ever Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region will be launched in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 January 2019. It reveals that migrants and refugees are at risk of falling ill while in transit or while living in receiving countries due to changes in living conditions and adapted lifestyle choices.


Room III, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

The launch will also be streamed live via the WHO/Europe Facebook page:

Report will be presented by

  • Dr Zsuzsanna JAKAB, WHO Regional Director for Europe
  • Dr Santino SEVERONI, Coordinator, Public Health and Migration, WHO/Europe

The full report and accompanying media materials can be made available to journalists and broadcasters, under strict publication embargo, ahead of the official Geneva launch. To obtain these and to bid for interviews with the report authors, please contact Ms Liuba Negru (