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

MHADRI – Migration, Health and Development Research Initiative

I'm a member of MHADRI - the Migration, Health and Development Research Initiative.  IOM is the secretariat of this new network that is working to bring together researchers working on migration and health globally. In 2016, the Migration Health Division (MHD) of the International Organization for Migration, in partnership with several academic institutions and researchers … Continue reading MHADRI – Migration, Health and Development Research Initiative

A global research agenda on migration and health

Following a meeting held in London earlier this year, we published a comment in the Lancet: A global research agenda on migration and health. With 1 billion people on the move globally—more than 244 million of whom have crossed international borders1—and a recognised need to strengthen efforts towards universal health coverage,2 developing a better understanding of … Continue reading A global research agenda on migration and health

A review of migration and health – seven key findings for SA [SAHR 2017]

TOWARDS MIGRATION-AWARE RESPONSES TO HEALTH IN SOUTH AFRICA:  AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS INEQUITY IN HEALTH? [in press] South African Health Review 2017 – supplementary files Jo Vearey1, Moeketsi Modisenyane2,3 and Jo Hunter-Adams4 1 African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand 2 National Department of Health, Directorate: International Health Development and Support 3 … Continue reading A review of migration and health – seven key findings for SA [SAHR 2017]

Participant observation: involvement in migration and health policy processes [SAHR 2017]

  Towards migration-aware responses to health in South Africa:  an opportunity to address inequity in health? [in press] South African Health Review 2017 - supplementary files Jo Vearey1, Moeketsi Modisenyane2,3 and Jo Hunter-Adams4 1 African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand 2 National Department of Health, Directorate: International Health Development and Support … Continue reading Participant observation: involvement in migration and health policy processes [SAHR 2017]

(re)Setting the global migration and health agenda

Governments are faced with the challenge of integrating the health needs of migrants into national plans, policies and strategies across sectors, responding to the call to ‘leave no one behind’ and achieve Universal Health Coverage, stated by the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Coordinated efforts are needed to ensure that migrant health is addressed without discrimination … Continue reading (re)Setting the global migration and health agenda

3rd South African Consultation on #migrationhealth

The 3rd National Consultation on Migration and Health is currently underway.  Organised by IOM, with the National Department of Health, the Consultation aims to explore progress made to addressing migration and health in South Africa. According to the concept note developed by the IOM: "The consultation builds on previous meetings as well as ongoing current … Continue reading 3rd South African Consultation on #migrationhealth