by Brian Gushulak
2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the agenda
21-23 February 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
IOM Development Fund
The paper explores the complex and varied aspects of migration health through a global health lens using generalized observations and frameworks to describe the major elements of the issue. Current priorities are outlined in the context of the phases of the migration process, including origin, transit and destination components. The model also accommodates modern aspects of migration including circular migration, labour migration and the process of return. The paper reviews major sources of evidence and health indicators, outlines global needs in terms of additional data and information necessary to develop global policy and describes potential partnerships that could facilitate an integrated, global approach to health and migration.