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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 the International Organization for Migration, in partnership with several academic institutions and researchers launched the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI). The network formed on a need to build a global alliance of migration health researchers and scholars to provide a platform to share, collaborate, develop, advocate and disseminate research at the nexus of health and migration. After the 2nd Global Consultation on Migration Health held in February 2017, we had a very successful in person meeting in which we outlined the roadmap for the short and medium term.

The network aims to develop an international community of practice focused on the generation of quality, ethical, and rights-based research to inform the development of policy and programming to improve the health and wellbeing of people on the move. Through the MHADRI network, we hope to offer opportunities for improved collaborative and comparative research approaches, and for dissemination and public engagement of findings with multiple stakeholders. Membership represents multiple actors, including academics and researchers based in civil society organisations who work with migrant groups. Ensuring that the voices of migrants are included in the network’s activities is central to our approach.

Membership: Active researchers, from any discipline and organisational background –  including early career researchers, graduate students and NGO-based researchers – currently working on researching any aspect(s) of the relationship between migration and health are invited to join the network.  Any person who has or is currently undertaking research on advancing knowledge on any aspect(s) of the relationship between migration and health is eligible to be MHADRI network member, especially researchers based in Global South contexts, from developing nations or those classified as low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income countries. Please click on Membership Guide to register.