Life in Transit:
Providing Healthcare in a Migrating World
This year, the SheffWHO Simulation Conference will explore healthcare and migration through the following sub-themes:
Communicable and non-Communicable Diseases
Through this sub-theme we shall explore the kinds of communicable and non-communicable diseases that affect those migrating and those living in temporary camps. We shall discuss the challenges these diseases pose to healthcare provision.
This sub-theme explores the practical challenges around providing healthcare to populations in transit. We shall explore issues around borders and responsibilities as well as continuity of care.
This sub-theme will focus on mental health conditions often triggered and exacerbated by difficult journeys and trauma. We shall discuss best practise for providing support in both temporary locations such as camps, and more permanent settings such as through national healthcare services.
In this sub-theme we will discuss the groups who are vulnerable in migratory settings. We expect this theme to encourage discussion around gender, disability and discrimination. We hope to encourage ideas around how these groups can be protected and empowered within healthcare settings.