Migrant health in Ecuador from a human rights perspective
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
This is the first MERHG seminar of the 2023-2024 academic year. Our first
speaker will be Dr. Irene Torres, PhD. She is the Technical Director of
Fundacion Octaedro in Ecuador, Strategic Advisor at the Inter-American
Institute for Global Change Research, and Coordinator of the Observatory on the
Implementation of the Health Information System in Ecuador. She has a PhD in
health promotion, conducts research on health policy and health systems from an
equity perspective, community participation in health promotion, migration,
health, and school-based health promotion.
Dr. Torres will discuss her work on
Venezuelan migrants in Ecuador and the policies and programs implemented for
all migrants with a potential impact on health during and after the pandemic.