Migration and Health Webinar 6: Health of Refugee and Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Minors

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Times: 12:15–14:00 CEST (live audience); 12:30–14:00 (web streaming)
Location: Auditorium 3, UN City, Copenhagen (live audience)
Live-Stream link: www.euro.who.int/khhmwebinars

On 5 June 2018, WHO/Europe will host the 6th in a series of webinars dedicated to addressing the timely and relevant topic of refugee and migrant health and well-being. The upcoming webinar will discuss the health of refugee and migrant children, and unaccompanied minors.

About the event

Children and adolescents represent a significant proportion of all migrants and refugees coming to Europe, constituting nearly a third of all asylum applicants in 2015. Children are a particularly vulnerable group, generally excluded from decision-making processes and with fewer resources to protect their own health. Child refugees and migrants may have higher incidences of malnutrition, dental problems, mental health disorders, injuries and communicable diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases. Unaccompanied minors who are separated from caregivers are considered even more vulnerable and at further risk of violence, exploitation and trafficking. Furthermore, they are frequently unable to access their rights to education, health care or adequate legal protection. This webinar will discuss:
the latest research, evidence and epidemiological status of refugee and migrant children;
the specific health challenges faced by children, and the clinical aspects to providing care;
the issue of effective protection for unaccompanied minors, including barriers faced by Member States in providing such protection;
policy options moving forward.

The Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration

The webinar is presented as part of the Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration of WHO/Europe, which was launched in November 2016 in response to the need for a single institute devoted to migration and public health in the WHO European Region. It provides a scientific knowledge-sharing forum to improve capacity-building and inform policy-making in this context. The webinar series is 1 of 5 key elements of the Knowledge Hub alongside an annual summer school, policy dialogues, a knowledge library and high-level summits. The webinars are also a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European Commission.

Go to Migration and Health Webinar Six: Health of Refugee and Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Minors
Tuesday 5 June 2018, 12:15-14:00 CEST

Migration and Health Webinar Five: Health care of pregnant migrant and refugee women and newborn children
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Time: 12:15–14:00 CEST (live audience); 12:30–14:00 (web streaming).
Migrants and refugees in Europe generally have poorer maternal health outcomes than native-born populations, and their needs are often unnoticed and unaddressed. Suboptimal access to or utilization of care related to pregnancy is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality among pregnant migrant women and newborns, and most deaths from such direct causes are preventable. This webinar will focus on the promotion of maternal and newborn health in the context of growing migration flows and the increasing proportion of women among migrant and refugee populations. This is important for ensuring the rights and well-being of women and children, but is also integral for longer-term sustainable development. Live stream: www.euro.who.int/KHHMWebinars

Migration and Health Webinar Four: Management and prevention of noncommunicable diseases among refugees and migrants, 14 February 2018
On 14 February 2018, WHO/Europe’s programme on migration and health will host the fourth in a series of webinars dedicated to addressing refugee and migrant health and well-being. The webinar will discuss the management and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) among refugees and migrants.
Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018, Time: 12:15–14:00 CEST (live audience); 12:30–14:00 (web streaming)
Location: Auditorium 1, UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark
Live stream: www.euro.who.int/KHHMWebinars
The webinar will also be available on the Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration website following the event.

Free webinar on the Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for walking and cycling
06 November 2017

European Cyclists’ Federation & World Health Organisation-Europe offer free HEAT webinar on 06 Nov, 2017 at 14:00 CET. Spend 60 minutes 06 November, 2017 with a top team from WHO & ECF learning how the HEAT tool is developing, and how it’s being used to promote cycling across Europe. ECF used it to show the health value of cycling is almost €200 billion per year. In the Netherlands researchers show it’s 3% of Dutch GDP. What’s the value of health and cycling in your city, region or country? And how can you use this kind of information for your city, region or country to convince decision makers? For more information: https://ecf.com/what-we-do/health-and-environment/heat
Use this link to register on the WHO HEAT website: http://www.heatwalkingcycling.org/index.php?pg=training&id=24

Webinar Series – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages — Gaining Broad Policy Support in Politically Polarized Times, 2017
October 26 – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages using Moral Foundations Theory
(View the playback  http://webinar-portal.net/recordings/nphl_webinar_102617.mp4 )
November 30, 1 – 2:30 – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Messaging and the 5 Essential Public Health Law Services
December 14, 1 – 2:30 – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Lessons and Examples for State and Local Advocacy
Register https://www.networkforphl.org/
This three-part webinar series, co-sponsored by the Network and the Center for Public Health Law Research, will explore the interdisciplinary messaging teamwork necessary to fashion legal and policy interventions in these politically polarized times. Using Moral Foundations Theory, the speakers will explain how liberals and conservative audiences resonate differently to six intuitive foundational moral values. This session will explore crafting messages that embrace all six foundational values so that public health practitioners may engage a broader base of support and develop new community partnerships. Presenters will also discuss how the messaging used to advance public health laws, when crafted in a way that embraces the full range of intuitive moral values, may lead to broader community and political support for successfully developing, enacting and then enforcing new legal solutions.

Online conference on online violence against women and girls in Europe (Friday 13 October 2017)
On 13 October 2017, and in the framework of the European Week of Action for Girls, an online conference will bring together the main actors on the issue of online violence against women and girls in Europe: researchers and activists, decision-makers and youth, survivors and women’s organisations.
You can see the preliminary agenda and find out more about speakers here   http://www.womenlobby.org/hernetherrights
Τhe link to the webinar will be published on Friday 13 October in the morning here    http://www.womenlobby.org/hernetherrights