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High Level Conference on Migration and Health

On 23-24 November, in Rome, there is the High Level Conference on Migration and Health for managing the flow of migrants and refugees by the Public Health

Ministers and senior representatives of the health sector of the 53 countries of the European Region dell`Organizzazione World Health 'Organization (WHO) and international organizations meet on 23-24 November at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Health in Rome for the High Level Conference on migration and Health organized by WHO European Region.

The main theme of the conference is the management by the public health communicable diseases and non-transferable due to the large influx of refugees and migrants.

The aim is to agree on a common approach to the health of refugees and migrants. It provides for the adoption by the delegates of a final document that will facilitate the development of a new regional strategy and an action plan on migration for 2016.

About Health Minister Lorenzin said "Today we can not take refuge in an emotional reaction. We are living difficult times in which you are asked to leadership that we represent to be able to cope with the situation, also using innovative models and tools. We must have the force to be adequate to the task which we are called, and responses are momentous. ""In the migration that has changed in recent months - he added - that are coming thousands of women and children, because compared to the past, where the fleeing persecution and those seeking a better life for their families, today are to escape the women who are at risk of being raped and killed, and children who live in poor conditions ".

Speakers at the conference also WHO headquarters, regional offices for the Eastern Mediterranean and Africa (which will identify the major countries of transit and origin for the Conference); the European Commission; the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC); High Commissioner of the United Nations if Refugees (UNHCR); the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF); the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM); the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS); the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and other international organizations.

The Conference will address the following questions: