Do migrants have equal rights to health care?

2 apr 2019 12:00 13:00 ENG

Maria Del Mar Gonzales Hermosa in conversation with Esperanza Diaz (UiB/NAKMI) and Henriette Sinding Aasen (UiB).

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 migrants access to health and their obligations of the state. Maria Del Mar Gonzales Hermosa, a migrant from Spain to 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 Sinding Aasen (UiB) will comment on states’ obligations.

Croissants, coffee and tea will be served. Welcome!

Photo: Colorblind society / NGO pulse