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Roundtable: Migrant healthcare

A long queue waiting at the crowded Penang General Hospital - FILE PHOTO: ANIL NETTO/ALIRAN

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The People’s Health Forum (PHF) in collaboration with the Bar Council’s migrants, refugees and immigration affairs committee and the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medical and Health Sciences, is organising a roundtable on migrant healthcare.

The objectives of the roundtable are as follows:

  • to bring together stakeholders on the frontlines of migrant healthcare to strengthen the understanding of the problems related to migrant healthcare and migrant healthcare financing and examine policy options for solutions
  • to advance the discourse that links work with social protection and healthcare financing for a range of migrant populations including refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people, in developing a universal and sustainable healthcare financing mechanism for this population
  • to develop policy recommendations on migrant healthcare financing to be submitted to the government through a memorandum

The details of the roundtable are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019

Time: 8:45am – 5.30pm

Venue: Monash University Malaysia

The tentative programme is as below:

8.45Welcome & Opening
10.15Migrant healthcare financing
11.45Access to healthcare for migrant workers
1.15pmLunch Break
2.15Occupational health of migrant workers
4:15Access to healthcare for non-citizen spouses and children
5:30Closing and Tea

We would like to invite a representative from your organisation to attend the roundtable.

We look forward to the participation of your representative at this roundtable.

Click here to confirm your attendance or the attendance of your representative.

Please call Ms Ashley Koh 016 250 9750 to enable us to make the necessary preparations.

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