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In his inaugural lecture Charles Agyemang focuses on the health burden of migrants in Europe.

Event details of Healthy migrants, healthy society
Date 12 June 2019
Time 16:00 -17:00
Prof Charles Agyemang, professor Global Migration, Ethnicity & Health
Charles Agyemang (Photo: Dirk Gillissen)

The health of migrants is important, boh for the countries they migrate to and their countries of origin. Unfortunately this is a topic that has not been thoroughly researched. In Europe some progress has been made in the past decennia, particularly in determining the health burden among migrants. Many challenges remain, however, including the need to develop realistic and parcticable soltions for chronic, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular complaints. Agyemang argues that tackling this issue is crucial if we want to maintain and improve the health of migrants in Europe.

This inaugural lecture will be preceded by the conference Challenges and Realistic Solutions to Migrant Health Burden in Europe. This is being organised by Amsterdam Public Health, a joint research institute in which the UMC academic medical centre, UvA and VU University work together. It will take place in the Singelkerk, near to the Aula.

C.O. Agyemang, hoogleraar Migration and Health from a global perspective: Healthy Migrants Healthy Society.


This event is open to the public.