CCI Ottawa joined health organizations from around the world in a two-day forum called The Ottawa Process. The event focused on ways to improve health systems and health equity policies for disadvantaged persons affected by migration.

The event was hosted by Campbell and Cochrane Equity Method Group, Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and took place in Ottawa on May 16 and 17, 2016.

The task force looked at specific health policy challenges, such as overseas vaccination for refugees to Canada, and Syrian refugee health in Lebanon.

Participants included researchers from China, Lebanon, Canada and the US, as well as representatives from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the University of California at Berkeley and CCI.

Two clients from CCI’s Career Transitions Program, Nourhan Shehata and Brhanu Derbew, participated in the forum’s round-table discussions. They also volunteered their time, assisting to coordinate the event.

For more information about the task force, read The Ottawa Process Report here.