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
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
Last week, I made an input at the 2017 Global Forum on Bioethics satellite session on the ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations. My presentation reflected on 'hidden spaces' and heath for all.
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
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
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]
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]
Colombo Statement - released on Thursday 23rd February as part of the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health. We, the Ministers and Government Representatives, meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 23rd February 2017 at the High-Level meeting of the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health, hosted by the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic … Continue reading Colombo Statement on Migrant Health
I've put a storify together in the hope to consolidate the discussions going on relating to #migranthealth at the 2nd Global Consultation currently underway in Colombo, Sri Lanka. However, as we start Day 2, #migranthealth isn't trending. It seems only a few of us are engaging and trying to reach out via social media. And I'm … Continue reading #migranthealth & public engagement
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
This is a piece I contributed to the 2016 Sex worker zine project publication of the MoVE:method:visual:explore project. Produced under a creative commons licence, I re-post it here. Just research? The work shared in this publication reflects the combined and collective efforts of many individuals, in very different ways: people who sell sex; migrants; sex … Continue reading Just research?
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