Lectures and seminars Integrating screening strategies for migrants into health services

22-10-2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna IMM-salen, floor 4, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Nobels väg 13

Through this seminar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss how to develop innovative and sustainable strategies, especially for newly arrived migrants facing barriers to access health care. The seminar is presented by the Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Public Health Sciences, and the BIGH doctoral programme.

Increased rates of migration in recent years to and within Europe has made the development of migration health a priority for the region. With some groups particularly vulnerable to infectious or noncommunicable diseases, a better understanding of how to deliver effective screening, vaccination and high-quality health services is crucial.

The seminar will include participatory exercises that will assist participants in advancing their capacity to apply their skills and acquire knowledge in the field.


Please register by 15 October to requena.mendez@ki.se

Seminar leaders

Sónia Dias is Associate Professor with aggregation at NOVA National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she is the coordinator of the Public Health Research Centre. In addition to teaching, supervising and research. 

Dr. Dias has consulted with several international organizations, including ECDC in the development of European guidelines for the screening of infectious diseases in

Ana Requena-Méndez is an MD specializing in Infectious Diseases. Currently working as an Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, where she leads the Migrant Health research area.

Dr. Requena is also affiliated as an associated researcher at KI. Dr. Requena’s main research interest is migrant health with a particular focus on the evaluation of public health interventions aimed to improve the health of migrants at different levels of care.


Ana Requena Mendez Research Specialist