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In this policy briefing, our speakers present the latest data and information on the situation of HCWs within Syria, neighbouring frontline countries as well as Europe. Case studies and policy options for host community governments are outlined. These demonstrate how displaced HCWs can be supported which not only helps displaced individuals and their families but can also benefit the health and social welfare systems of host countries.


Chair: Rita Dayoub (Chatham House)
Opening statement and introductions

1) Ibadat Dhillon, World Health Organization, Department for Health Workforce.
Refugee and migrant health workers

2) Diana Rayes, SPHN and PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University.
Overview and context – key findings from research

Short Documentary Film (10 minutes)
“Syria’s health workers can help Europe respond to COVID-19”

3) Houssam Alnahhas, SPHN, Physicians for Human Rights.
Personal experiences and update on situation in Turkey

4) Fouad M Fouad, SPHN and American University of Beirut.
Policy recommendations and future prospects

For further information please contact: syriahealthnetwork@gmail.com or visit our website on www.syriahealthnetwork.org

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