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
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.