Project „Migration and Medicine“ of the Ulm University
International project on the situation of refugees
The number of migrants has risen sharply in recent years: 258 million people left their homeland in 2017 or were already on the run. The reasons are persecution, war or economic hardship. Europe is one of the most important target regions.
Many migrants were exposed to torture, political persecution and sexual violence in their homeland and on their way. You have suffered both physical and mental illness.
In Europe, their medical care is a major challenge. Therefore, international and national initiatives are needed that adopt the perspective of the refugees as well as that of the local population.
An international conference at the Institute for the History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine at Ulm University made an important contribution on this path in 2019. Renowned experts and young scientists from various disciplines exchanged ideas for a week in lectures and workshops. This resulted in an anthology. This website summarizes the most important findings.