Areas of Expertise

Health and Migration

The World Health Organization (WHO) conceptualizes health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.  While the inclusion of migrant workers in health care services irrespective of status is fundamental it is imperative that access to health goes beyond this. There is the need for a paradigm shift that focuses on the social determinants of health with an emphasis on social justice to overcome inequalities.

The Middle East Center for Training and Development (MECTD) endeavors to focus on the creation of an enabling environment that makes universal health coverage a reality for all irrespective of social distinctions. Through its pools of experts and linkages with a diverse set of institutions the MECTD adopts an interdisciplinary development of cross cutting policy and action for sustainable health.