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‘Healing migrants to heal the world’, international seminar in Rome

By 16 February, 2019January 3rd, 2023Events
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An international seminar organized by the Global Forum on Health and Migration will take place at the Pontifical Lateran University (Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4. Rome) on 4 and 5 March under the theme “Healing migrants to heal the world: future scenarios for peace-building”. The objective is to identify intervention scenarios to guarantee the migrant’s right to health and the influence of this on world peace.

The event will bring together political and academic leaders from Europe, the United States, Mexico and Ecuador. Among them are Enrico Letta, former Italian Prime Minister and current Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA); Richard Mollica, Director of the Harvard Refugee Trauma Program; Maurizio Marceca, President of the Italian Society of Migration Medicine; Luigi Janiri, psychiatrist and professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; Vincenzo Buonomo, Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University; Emilio Baños, Rector of UPAEP (Puebla, Mexico); Emanuele Caroppo, General Secretary of the Hera Research Centre, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and Fulvio Giardina, President of the National Council of the College of Psychologists.

The seminar will deal with topics such as the role of the Global Forum in the global agenda on migration; health and migration prospects in the various continents; Ius Migrandi and Health; Family and health in migration; Doctors for migration: present and future scenarios and post-traumatic stress disorder and migration.

Within the framework of the conference, the documentary film “Los sin voz”, by Catherine MacGilvray, will be released. It narrates the tragic migratory history of the Salvadoran people of Long Island (NY), where they are the largest community.

The Global Health Forum is an open discussion platform on migration, the physical and mental health of migrants, public health, emergency relief and related social, political and economic issues. Its aim is to create an international network that studies all aspects of migration from a multidisciplinary approach. It is composed of the Università del Sacro Cuore in Rome, the Rielo Institute for Integral Development, the Agenzia di Ricerche e Legislazione (AREL), the University of Cuenca (Ecuador), the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Messico) and the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador.

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