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New WHO evidence overview report to mitigate negative health outcomes

2021-06-29

A WHO report on immigration detention, this is the topic in focus in one of four new collaboration projects that have received funding through the university's Verification for collaboration (VFS) programme. The responsible academic representative is Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, in collaboration with The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, WHO/Europe

Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil,
responsible academic representative

Research shows that immigration detention (ID) causes or exacerbates negative health outcomes for immigrants. The fact that governments continue to use, and even increase the use of, ID requires an evidence-based guidance promoted by an inter-governmental agency, such as WHO, in a way that is easy for policy makers to implement. Therefore, the goal with this project is to develop an evidence overview and guidance. Uppsala University is able to lead the development of such a report through the unique expertise that the university possesses. Such a report will highlight the negative health impacts of ID and guidance to mitigate those impacts. This project also supports the strong interest that WHO and Uppsala University have to develop the University’s Department of Women’s and Children’s Health into a WHO collaborating centre for migration and health.

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