The aim of ECTMIH is to provide an arena for scientists, experts, policy makers and practitioners to share research, ideas, developments and breakthroughs in the field of global health. The main objective of ECTMIH 2021 is to explore global challenges in health, migration and equity. Through plenaries, scientific sessions, workshops, and symposium this year’s conference will focus on the tracks listed below. We are also planning on a special Corona disease day where we focus on the pandemic from different angels; the virus, vaccines, economic impact, social impact etc.
1. Migration, climate and health
2. HIV, TB, hepatitis, vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases
3. OneHealth, antimicrobial resistance, water and sanitation
6. Disasters, accidents, injuries and global surgery
UNHCR reports the highest levels of displacement on record, with an unprecedented 70,8 million people around the world who have been forced from home. Furthermore, the top five killers of displaced children under the age of five are malaria, malnutrition, measles, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. We hope that your contributions to the conference shed light on the issues displaced people face.
Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. According to WHO between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. Migration and climate are important global challenges from an economic, social and health perspective. We hope that ECTMIH 2021 will be able to create interdisciplinary partnerships to meet these global challenges on health and migration.
“COVID-19 is highlighting just how vulnerable people with lung diseases and weakened immune systems can be,“ said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “The world committed to end TB by 2030; improving prevention is key to making this happen. Millions of people need to be able to take TB preventive treatment to stop the onset of disease, avert suffering and save lives".