WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

10 October, 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/09/who-voices-alarm-academi... [*see note below]

Best regards. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI, Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth

HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group. http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/najeeb shorbajin@gmail.com

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): For the benefit of those who may not have immediate web access, here is the beginning of the news article

WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

Fears over immigration policy’s impact as at least 10 delegates experience problems

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the UK government’s immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas to attend a conference.

The organisers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool, which runs until Friday, are compiling a dossier of immigration problems that are understood to have affected at least 10 of the event’s 2,000 registered delegates...]