New Commentary by The Lancet Migration European Regional Hub


The Lancet Migration Regional Hub – of which the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies is part – has published a Comment in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe.

Migration and health, a defining issue of our times, has increasingly gained importance in Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine have further highlighted the need for a strong community of researchers and health professionals to focus their efforts on documenting the inequities, needs and aspirations of migrants and explore solutions. Since its inception in January 2021, The Lancet Migration European Regional Hub has emerged as a catalyst for collaboration to harness cross-country synergies and drive evidence-based policy. Following a strategic workshop in July 2022 with sixteen regional migration health experts, the team has identified three key priorities for the next two years:

  • Universal Health Coverage;
  • Vaccination coverage with a special focus on COVID-19;
  • Border Security, detention, and health.

In 2023, a series focusing on “Migration and Health Inequities” will be published in collaboration with The Lancet Regional Health – Europe. This series aims to build on the 2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health recommendations and provide the European regional perspective five years after the publication of the Commission report.

The full comment is available here.