Join us for an afternoon of debate, inquiry and ideas as we explore the contribution health professionals who identify as members of a diaspora are making to global health activity and in particular to health partnerships between the UK and LMICs.
Building on THET’s work addressing themes of migration and innovation, both of which touched on the contribution of NHS diaspora staff, the event will take the form of an inquiry with experts sharing insights as well as soliciting ideas and knowledge from the audience.
The event will explore the broader context we find ourselves in and examine the marginalised voices of diaspora organisations within the wider quite often hostile environment. We will also reflect on what we already know about the contribution diaspora are making to global health and partnerships between the UK and LMICs and will explore the question of how we measure this engagement.
1st & 2nd – 5th & 6th October | Online
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