Seminar brief: Targeted Health Care Services for Migrants

In November, Global Health Minders organised together with Rigshospitalet’s Global Health Unit and The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) a seminar on Targeted Health Care Services for Migrants at the University of Copenhagen. It was the first joint meeting on migrant health in Denmark with representatives from both primary and secondary health care, universities and NGOs from the three major cities.

A seminar brief (in English) was prepared highlighting the main themes and discussions.

The PowerPoint presentations from the seminar can be found at MESUs website.

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Seminar on Immigrant Health in Denmark

Rigshospitalet’s Global Health Unit, The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) and Global Health Minders invite you to a seminar on Immigrant Health in Denmark:

SÆRLIGE SUNDHEDSYDELSER FOR MIGRANTER: Hvad er behovet og hvad kan de indvandrermedicinske klinikker?

On 26 November 2014, 14.00-17.00 at MESU, University of Copenhagen, Room 5.0.22,

Please note that the seminar is in Danish.

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Meet Nafy Diop from UNFPA/UNICEF Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Invitation to a meeting with Nafy Diop, Coordinator for the UNFPA/UNICEF programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting on Wednesday 12 November, 15.30-17.00 at Copenhagen University, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Room 16.1.62. The meeting is organized by the SRHR working group and UNFPA.

Nafy Diop is the Coordinator for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Accelerating Change. Nafy will report on progress and remaining challenges. She will present her research based approach to the issue, identifying data gaps and research priorities, methods etc. She will also comment on the SRHR Working Group Background Paper (Chapter 4.7)

Nafy is in Denmark in connnection with an international conference on FGM/C 11 November at Christiansborg, but this informal meeting is an opportunity to discuss in more detail, especially the more technical and research oriented issues.

Registration to SRHR working group: (

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Ebola 2014 meeting

Global Health Minders is a co-organiser of a meeting on Ebola on 11 November 2014 at 16.00-18.00. The meeting takes place at the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Auditorium 2 and is arranged together with DIPS, Rigshospitalet’s Global Health Unit and Doctors without Borders. Please note that the meeting is in Danish.

View the invitation here.

Photo Credit: DCD/Cynthia Goldsmith

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Seminar with Gavin Yamey from the Lancet Commission

The current Ebola epidemic has drawn focus on Africa’s weak healthcare systems. But should we invest in health in developing countries? Come and join the very timely discussion with the experts on 6 November 2014!


Thursday 6 November at 13.00 in Alexandersalen, University of Copenhagen.

Dr Gavin Yamey from the University of California, San Francisco and the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health will deliver the keynote speech discussing the Lancet Commission’s report ‘Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation,‘. Development Economist Poul Buch-Hansen and Journalist Kirsten Larsen will serve as discussants.

The seminar is free to attend and open to all but registration is needed.

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Maternal & Child Health Seminar

Come and hear about the latest research and share thoughts and experiences at  the Global Maternal & Child Health seminar on 27 October 2014, 13.00-17.00 at Rigshospitalet. Sandwiches and refreshments are served from 12.30-13.00.

The seminar is free to attend and open to all but registration is needed. Register now via email to!

The seminar is a joint initiative by Rigshospitalet’s Global Health Unit and Global Health Minders.

Photo credit: Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

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