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Migration and Health Webinar Five: Health care of pregnant migrant and refugee women and newborn children

Date: 10 April 2018 at 12:30-14:00 CEST
Place: Online

On 10 April 2018, WHO/Europe will host the fifth 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 and health care of pregnant migrant and refugee women and newborn children.

The webinar will discuss:

  • the current epidemiological picture of maternal and newborn health, and discrepancies between migrant and native-born populations;
  • the specific health challenges faced by pregnant migrant and refugee women, their increased vulnerabilities and the barriers they face to achieving reproductive health;
  • how wider determinants such as gender-based violence, asylum procedures, health-seeking behaviours and uncertainty about legal status impact entitlement to, and utilization of, care; and
  • the tools and policies that have been implemented throughout the WHO European Region to address this challenge.


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