Cordaid, Health Works and MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres/ NL Artsen Zonder Grenzen) invite you to participate in an expert meeting on “promoting the health of refugees and migrants” as a preparation towards the World Health Assembly meeting in May in Geneva and the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD +25) in Nairobi later this year.
This expert meeting will focus on key elements of a Global Action Plan on the halth of refugees and migrants, particularly theri physical and mental health as they are often traumatized due to conflict, violence, persecution and the perilous journey they have undertaken.
Minister Kaag has decided to give priority to psycho-social and mental health care, not just for refugees and migrants but also for their families and social networks. This, she argues, could also help prevent that trauma leads to radicalisation.
The Global Action Plan will be developed at the World Health Assambly 20-28 May, and the Netherlands is expected to contribute to this plan, specifying its investments towards the physical or mental health of refugees and migrants, ensuring alignment with the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals, and the recently adopted Global Compacts for Migration (GCM) and fore Refugees (GCR).
This meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss the Dutch contribution, in particular related to access to physical and psycho-social health services to refugees and migrants. What has been done so far, and what should be the priorities for future Dutch investments? Which partners and stakeholders could be part of this effort? The meeting will provide an important moment to exchange views with a range of different stakeholders, and to formulate concrete recommendations regarding the Dutch contributions.
the expert meeting will be held with, amongst others, Ivan Komproe 9ehalth Works), Joost van der Meer (AZG) and Remco van der Veen (Cordaid) as well as representatives of the UNHCR, WHO and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tuesday 30 April, 15.00 – 18.00, followed by drinks.
Humanity House, The Hague (New York conference room).
Address: Prinsegracht 8, 2512 GA, Den Haag.