Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Trafficking, Migration, and Global Health

XI Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health

The XI Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health will be held in San Antonio, Texas, October 3-4, 2011. This will be the inaugural event of Binational Health Week 2011. The event is organized by the Secretariat of Health of Mexico, the Institute of Mexicans Abroad and the Health Initiative of the Americas, in collaboration with the University of Texas at San Antonio, the UTSA Mexico Center, the YWCA and representatives of the governments of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. The objective of the Binational Forum is to convene key stakeholders from various sectors such as government, academia and community organizations to foster dialogue on the health challenges of the migrant population and explore collaborative opportunities to raise their welfare levels. The program will address the following topics: Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Women's Health, Mental Health and Access to Health Services. More information on the Binational Forum, including a tentative agenda, travel guide, lodging and registration for the event is available here.

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