I spoke to Lester Kiewit on Cape Talk Radio about the need to ensure undocumented migrants are included in South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination roll-out.
Presentation made to STATSA Webinar, 18th March 2021.
We unpack the reopening of borders and how migrants must be treated – Newzroom Afrika, 15th February 2021
To elaborate on the reopening of borders and how migrants must be treated, we are joined by Wits University Associate Professor and director of the African Centre for Migration and Society, Jo Vearey.
I’m an Associate Professor and Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where I teach and supervise postgraduate students, and undertake research on a range of issues related to migration and health. I am also Director of the African Universities Research Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Migration & Mobility and Vice-Chair of the global Migration Health & Development Research Initiative (MHADRI).
I coordinate the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) and co-lead the Researching Migration and Coronavirus in Southern Africa (MiCoSA) programme.
My research is concerned with the two politically – and publicly – unpopular issues of migration and health. As a result, they’re issues that are urgently in need of improved policy and programmatic responses.
As a public health researcher with a commitment to social justice, my research explores ways to generate and communicate knowledge to improve responses to migration, health and wellbeing. Fundamental to my research practice is participation in a range of policy processes at international, regional, national and local levels. This includes exploring approaches to address epistemic injustice in the development of appropriate policy responses.