Emphasis on experiences of migrants and health in Latin America
The Lancet Migration Latin American Regional Hub was recently created. The initiative, in which PAHO participates, brings together a network of academic researchers looking to gather more evidence on migration and health in Latin America. Most research on the subject comes from Europe and North America, but with recent migratory movements in South America and from Central American countries to the north, the Region of the Americas has generated its own experiences that researchers are now trying to systematize and add to the global evidence.
Currently, The Lancet Migration is working on a special publication in collaboration with PAHO and academic networks. The publication will compile experiences in the Region on how the health of migrants has been protected. It also promotes the creation of national and subregional research networks on migration and health.