WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health, 2021

WHO’s Health and Migration Programme aims to promote knowledge sharing, build on existing capacities and stimulate a research agenda on health and migration. This is consistent with the goals set out in the Global Action Plan on promoting the health of refugees and migrants (WHO GAP) 2019–2030.

This course consists of video recordings from the 2021 School, which focus on sharing country experiences in addressing the health needs and rights of refugees and migrants, with an emphasis on specific thematic areas: health service accessibility, COVID-19, mental health, health promotion and health financing.

Self-paced
Language: English
Not disease specific

Course information

Overview

The yearly Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health serves as one of the platforms of the PHM for building competency on public health aspects of migration through:

  • The provision of knowledge exchange and information sharing
  • The promotion of scientific and best practices on health and migration
  • The promotion of evidence-informed best practices important to adapting health care systems to the health needs and rights of refugees and migrants worldwide

The focus of the 2021 Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health is on country experiences in addressing the health needs and rights of refugees and migrants, including challenges and achievements in ensuring inclusive and sustainable health services for these populations. It also features the stories of refugees and migrants, and of the front-line health workers who receive first-hand information regarding the main issues encountered in refugees and migrant health care delivery.

The primary aim of this e-learning course is to contribute to reducing excess mortality and morbidity among migrants, refugees and hosting populations.

Please access the Health and Migration Programme (who.int) page for further information and resources.

Course duration

10 hours

Certificates

A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment.

Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

What you'll learn

  • Evidence-informed and best practice interventions to address refugee and migrant health needs and rights
  • Experience and good practices in promoting the health of refugees and migrants from the ground
  • Strengthened understanding and knowledge to manage health systems and public health aspects of refugee and migrant health

Who this course is for

  • This e-learning course is open to everyone, but the main target audience will be policy-makers, health sector managers and officers working at different levels within ministries in charge of the interior, labour, social affairs, foreign affairs, health and education. The School aims to reach a diverse audience because addressing the health of refugees and migrants requires coordination and joint intersectoral action by multiple actors. Researchers, people from academia, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and journalists are also welcome to participate as the School is also an opportunity to reflect on the need for accurate global data for evidence informed migrant health policies.

Course contents

  • Course introduction

  • Module 1: Refugee- and migrant-sensitive health systems:

    This module will provide a description of refugee- and migrant-sensitive health systems, including different types of services that can be provided and a global overview of issues to address.
  • Module 2: Public health and migration during COVID-19 pandemic:

    This module will provide an overview of the latest data regarding the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugee and migrant communities.
  • Module 3: Public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants:

    This module will present an updated overview of the public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants, and the issues to address.
  • Module 4: Health promotion to improve the health and well- being of refugees and migrants:

    This module will present health promotion as a key to improve refugee and migrant health and the issues to address at global level.
  • Module 5: Financing health care for refugees and migrants:

    This module will focus on the long-term benefits of investing in the health of refugees and migrants, and discuss the return on investment of UHC.
  • Final assessment:

    There are 5 questions in this quiz-based assessment. The questions are a recap of the content covered in Modules 1 to 5. You must score 80% to pass.
  • Course close

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.