Keynote Speaker: Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN) Panel: Santino Severoni (WHO), Rafael Vilasanjuan (ISGlobal, GAVI), Báltica Cabieses (UDD, Lancet Migration), Carolina Batista (ISGlobal, MSF, Lancet Migration), Carlos Arósquipa (OPS/OMS Consultant, Lancet Migration)
The COVID-19 pandemic has once again highlighted the structural inequalities faced by many migrants, as well as the importance of including migrants and refugees in all aspects of the health system response. Factors such as lack of access to health care, poor living conditions and economic precariousness have had a disproportionate impact especially on the most marginalized migrants and refugees during COVID-19.
To debate these issues, identify the best solutions and highlight existing good practices, the Lancet Migration Latin America initiative and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), have organized the webinar 'Migration, COVID-19 and the right to health in Latin America: challenges and responses'. This important conversation takes place in the context of the Ibero-American Summit of Andorra (April 24, 2021), in which the governments and institutions of the region are expected to offer strong responses to this challenge.