A global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health

The Lancet
Jun 17, 2017 Volume 389 Number 10087 p2349-2442  e15

A global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health
Johanna Hanefeld, Johanna Hanefeld, Jo Vearey, Neil Lunton behalf of the
Researchers on Migration, Mobility and Health Group
With 1 billion people on the move globally—more than 244 million of whom have crossed international borders1—and a recognised need to strengthen efforts towards universal health coverage,2 developing a better understanding of how to respond to the complex interactions between migration, mobility, and health is vital. At the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health in Sri Lanka earlier this year, a group of global experts in health and migration discussed the progress and shortfalls in attaining the actions set out in the 2008 World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution on the Health of Migrants.