Belgium, Ghent

Health and Migration

when 7 July 2014 - 16 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 420

‘Migration and health’ are two wide-ranging concepts and are intertwined in many ways. In this Summer School we will look at all sorts of things and people that can move in and out countries and affect health.


This encompasses the migration of people, either forced or by choice, with topics as: health in refugee camps, legal status of displaced people, import pathology, the brain drain, medical tourism and much more. Besides people, micro-organisms can cross borders, giving rise to pandemics or being used in biological warfare. All these topics pose serious challenges to human health. We will further discuss the movement of organs, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods on the global trading market that affect health.
Through lectures and interactive workshops we will look at possible solutions on how to deal with the problems posed by migration. In addition, we will address the underlying social, economical, cultural, structural and environmental determinants of migration and health. Specifically war and conflict will be discussed, as well as the challenges posed by climate change. In discussing the determinants of migration, special attention will be given to the health of vulnerable groups such as women and children.


Course leader

Matti Slabaert - Chairman

Target group

Student, who at least have finished their second year of medicine

Course aim

Join us and master your knowledge on migration and health and all of its aspects, while enjoying the many pleasures this wonderful city has to offer.

Fee info

EUR 420: Early Registration (before the 1ste of april)
EUR 450: Late Registration (From the 1ste of april)