Mass Migration and Health: A Discussion on the Status of Human Displacement and the Implications for Health Security

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020

Time: 8:00 – 9:00AM (Light breakfast beginning at 7:45AM)

Location: Healy/Maguire Hall, Room 304

Migration is a reality of our present society and has also become a “Political Lightning Rod.” As a result of weakening social structures, conflict, and environmental change, some estimates suggest that there are over 70 million migrants of concern – inclusive of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, and stateless persons ­– in our world. Addressing the health needs of these populations represents a critical public health problem that requires coordinated and ambitious solutions at local, regional and global levels. CAPT Paul Reed will discuss current trends in migration, global patterns, implications for public health and health security, and recommendations for improving the health of this population.

This event is a part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, which is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science & Security and the Global Health Initiative.