Access to health care: do migrants have the same rights?

Date: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

While researchers and politicians discuss migration in terms of domestic politics, national security, political factors and social issues, health has been left out of the global agenda. Why is this? Are politicians afraid of addressing a sensitive topic? Indeed, if health is discussed at all, it is framed as a threat, with emphasis on the perceived risks of increased disease infection or terrorism.

At this lunch seminar, we will look at migrant access to health and obligations of states. We have the pleasure of welcoming three guest speakers to this event. Maria Del Mar Gonzales Hermosa, a migrant from Spain in Norway, will share her experiences of the Norwegian health system. Associate Professor Esperanza Diaz (UiB/NAKMI) will share her insights on the topic of migration and health. Henriette Sindig-Aasen (UiB) will comment on states’ obligations following the human rights convention.

Croissants, coffee and tea will be served. Welcome!