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Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS


Aligned to the Lancet Migration Global Statement to include migrants and refugees in countries’ response to COVID-19, this update focuses on Mexico’s challenges and opportunities to build an inclusive response that is based on a contextualized adaptation of the recommendations published by the Lancet Migration. A critical component for this analysis is the recognition of migration as a social determinant of health, which acts as a major risk factor for populations subjected to violence, traum and forced exile while in the face of a global pandemic.


Sedas, Ana Cristina, Mercedes Aguerrebere, Luis Alberto Martinez Juarez, Luis Eduardo Zavala-deAlba, Itzel Eguiluz, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Situational Brief: Transit Migration in Mexico During the COVID-19 Pandemic." May 2020.