10th ACAS Intl Conf.: Health, Migration & Transitions in Asia
EVENT #: 69069
The intersections between health and migration are numerous. As globalization expands, intensifies, and deepens, there is growing evidence that processes of migration and the health of individuals and communities are inexorably intertwined in complex and diverse ways. In Asia, the extent and nature of migration’s impact on the health of those who move, those who are left behind, and those who host migrants increasingly merit critical scrutiny. Ascertaining how health engenders different processes and patterns of migration in the region is also important. Meanwhile, state and community responses to local and global health issues like COVID-19, and the difficulties vulnerable groups confront in dealing with health problems and health care cultures in unfamiliar environments are afforded special attention.
Seeking to tackle important questions about these intersections, the Tenth International Conference of the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies focuses on the theme: Health, Migration, and Transitions in Asia. Contemporary events and issues that require nuanced and critical understanding such as mobility, displacement, and resettlement patterns and processes, health statuses and health care systems and cultures, cultural and political diversity, global and local health problems, and differential levels of economic development, and notions of care render the pursuit of this theme opportune and urgent.