Migration is a defining issue of our time, with 1 billion migrants globally, of whom 258 million have crossed borders. Climate change and political instability propel ever-greater displacement, with major detriments to health. Policies that fail to prevent human trafficking or guarantee essential services undermine Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the global pledge to “leave no one behind.” The World Health Assembly should robustly implement WHO’s Global Action Plan (GAP) on the Health of Refugees and Migrants.ugees and Migrants.
The Lancet, Vol. 393, Issue 10185, 18–24 May 2019, Pages 2016-2018.
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Gostin, Lawrence O.; Abubakar, Ibrahim; Guerra, Ranieri; Rashid, Sabina F.; Friedman, Eric A.; and Jakab, Zsuzsanna, "WHO Takes Action to Promote the Health of Refugees and Migrants" (2019). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2177.