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
Here are the slides and audio from a seminar I gave at the University of Edinburgh in October 2016.
This blog is an attempt to share and discuss my thinking about the politics of producing, communicating and using knowledge, and to explore if (and if so, how) this affects my research and practice. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, my research is concerned with the two politically - and publicly - unpopular issues of migration and health. As a result, … Continue reading About this blog
In July 2016, I was interviewed on Ubuntu Radio about the need for migration-aware HIV responses in southern Africa. Ntokozo Yingwana (also of maHp) wrote a great piece for The Conversation about this.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a region associated with both high rates of population mobility – mostly associated with movement within and across national borders to access improved livelihood opportunities – and a high prevalence of communicable diseases, notably HIV and tuberculosis. Migration is acknowledged to be a central determinant of health and … Continue reading maHp