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Vision

The Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health (MERH) is an actual and virtual meeting point for individual members and affiliated organisations working to protect and improve the health of all, regardless of ethnic background or place of origin. It provides opportunities to exchange information and ideas and promote beneficial change across the world.

Values

  • That everyone has an equal right to health and access to health care regardless of ethnic background, place of origin, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

  • That greater understanding and real progress requires reliable information obtained by scientifically valid and ethical means.

  • That a multi-disciplinary approach is essential, in which the strengths of different organisations, skills and perspectives are brought together in a spirit of openness and cooperation.

  • That special attention needs to be given to the most vulnerable groups including survivors of torture, trafficked people, migrants in irregular situations, refugees and asylum seekers, and women and girls at risk or victims of abuse.

  • That, recognising the need for mutual comprehension and tolerance, we use words such as migrant, race or black with care and as far as possible with an agreed set of meanings.

Latest News

22 Jun 2021

Coming Soon

Lancet Migration European Regional Hub to launch on June 22. More details here.

11 May 2021

Just Published!

Three recent reports from the UK provide new evidence and interpretations of ethnic differences in health in general and due to Covid-19 in particular (click here)

25 Mar 2021

Presentations available!

Covid-19 Vaccination for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities (More Information)

16 Feb 2021

Just Published!

26 Jan 2021

Just Published!

Three angles on using "race" in the Global Society's name: 

"Words and their Meaning"