Global migration and health governance: opportunities and dangers

The slides from my keynote lecture at the CESSMIR Conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants can be found here.  Some snapshots below.  Basically, I argue that we need to be careful with our language/discourses and we need to think about: Why we care about migration & health: what are we advocating … Continue reading Global migration and health governance: opportunities and dangers

Damaging discourses: why meanings matter in migration & health research, advocacy, and action

Here's an input I made at the CESSMIR Conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants held at the University of Ghent in September 2018.  I was concerned about the lack of engagement with non-EU contexts, and the limited discussions associated with our responsibility to challenge dangerous discourses when engaging on issues associated … Continue reading Damaging discourses: why meanings matter in migration & health research, advocacy, and action

MHADRI – the Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative

Join the global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative! More here. The global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative aims to advance evidence-informed global migration health policies and practices (through the unique international migration health researchers’ collaboration) that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities affected by migration. In 2016, the Migration Health Division (MHD) of … Continue reading MHADRI – the Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative

Global Compact for Migration – final draft

The 'final draft' has now been published and health is referenced in several different paragraphs, including the call for member states to: Incorporate the health needs of migrants in national and local health care policies and plans, such as by strengthening capacities for service provision, facilitating affordable and non-discriminatory access, reducing communication barriers, and training … Continue reading Global Compact for Migration – final draft

MA course on migration and health in southern Africa

I coordinate a MA module on migration and health in Southern Africa at Wits University.  The latest (2018) course outline can be found here. During the course, we reflect on the state of global scholarship on migration and health. Drawing on the course readings, seminar discussions, and wider reading, students are asked to develop an essay … Continue reading MA course on migration and health in southern Africa

Future Earth Knowledge Network: urban health

I'm currently participating in the Future Earth Health Regional Knowledge-Action Network is currently taking place at the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xiamen, China.  The urban health and wellbeing - systems approach - programme of the International Council for Science - explores the ways in which the urban context intersects with multiple … Continue reading Future Earth Knowledge Network: urban health