The third WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health will kick off on Monday, 28 November, at 10:40 CET and will span over five consecutive days.

This year’s overarching theme is “capacity-building: human resources for refugee and migrant health.” It will gather an expert speaker lineup and a diverse audience to share knowledge, experience, and good practices to promote the competence and capacity of the health workforce to meet the needs and rights of refugees and migrants worldwide.

A refugee, conventionally speaking, is a displaced person who has crossed national borders and who cannot or is unwilling to return home due to well-founded fear of persecution.

2,643 people from Ghana fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.008% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Italy, Germany and Mexico. Overall, 91 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Australia and Algeria.
A total of 119 people fled to the United States from Ghana. With 5 positive decisions, 13.89 percent of all new applications were accepted. Another 31 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.

The event is free and open to everyone. It will be web streamed from Bangladesh and run daily for 90 minutes (11:00-12:30 CET except for day one, when the event will start earlier). Every day will focus on a specific thematic area:

28 November: health systems
29 November: gender
30 November: health services
1 December: universities
2 December: the need for international collaboration

To learn more and sign up for the event: Third WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health