The climate change-migration-health(care) nexus

Description: The overarching goal of this research project is to improve our understanding of the climate change, migration and health(care) nexus, the theme of the CliMigHealth ITN coordinated by Ghent University. Climate change forms an important driver of migration. It also adversely affects health and puts pressure on health care systems in the South. Migration may in turn have implications on health and access to health services of migrants, as well as of their home communities and of those where they migrate to. The nexus is complex, and interactions, effects and feedback loops between the different driving forces and actors are not always well understood. This project aims to contribute to adequate and sustainable responses or solutions to the adverse human health effects of climate change and migration by fostering our understanding of how climate change impacts human health and health care and how both interact with migration.
Promoter(s): Ilse Ruyssen , Charlotte Scheerens , Ine Lietaert , Ilse Derluyn , Glenn Rayp , Sorana Toma
Researcher(s): Ilse Ruyssen , Charlotte Scheerens , Els Bekaert , Alix Debray , Ine Lietaert
Faculty / Faculties: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration , Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences , Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Period of time: 2020 - 2025