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[re-post] #DecolonizeGlobalHealth: Rewriting the narrative of global health

To start global health’s decolonization and rewrite its narrative, more Global South scholars and practitioners must begin writing and talking about global health – its analysis, institutions, and processes – as they see it. There is nothing to fear about sounding politically incorrect – after all, there is nothing politically correct about colonialism. But there is always room for a respectful conversation.

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[Call for papers] Special Issue: The Health and Wellbeing of Migrant Populations

This Special Issue aims to contribute to knowledge and policy design and implementation by providing much needed evidence on international migration. We welcome papers on international migration, including migrant workers in precarious work, refugees, and asylum seekers. We welcome research that focuses on migration movements in high-income countries as well as, and perhaps more importantly, on research focusing on the large migration flows from Global South countries.

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[Call for Papers] 2019 RISC Consortium Conference on “Barriers and Borders: Human Mobility and Building Inclusive Societies”

The RISC Consortium values proposals from early-career scholars which can be combined with participation in the consortium’s doctoral/postdoctoral school on “Barriers and Borders: Human Mobility and Building Inclusive Societies” that will be held from 6-8 November in association with this conference.

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MHADRI Newsletter #1 [November 2018]

Read the 1st MHADRI Newsletter here.

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MHADRI Newsletter #2 [February 2019]

Read the 2nd MHADRI Newsletter here.

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Opportunity to participate in identifying key migration and health research priorities

In May 2019, a Delphi will be conducted among MHADRI members, aiming to identify key research priorities and research questions on migration and health at subnational, national, sub-regional, regional and global levels.  

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[Meeting Report] Global Forum on Bioethics in Research – “Ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations, 2017”

By identifying what is needed to advance ethical research in this field, the meeting aimed to stimulate an agenda to improve research practice and health outcomes for migrant and refugee populations.

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Reflecting on migration health in 2018

It is the time of the year to reflect back on migration health in 2018.

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Key findings: MHADRI scoping exercise

This scoping exercise revealed a number of gaps in migration and health research, governance and access to resources and was successful in bringing to attention challenges that are specific to different national and regional contexts.

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[Call for applications] Early Career Researcher Workshop – ‘Engendering research and reframing policy debate on Migration & Health and intersectional rights’

Workshop for Early Career Researchers - ‘Engendering research and reframing policy debate on Migration and Health and intersectional rights'

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[Report] Lancet Commission on Migration and Health

The Commission presents evidence based approaches to inform public discourse and policy to address migration as a global health priority, and proposes recommendations for maximising the health of all people on the move. The Commission is an independent group of academics, policymakers, and health system experts with experience across the world to review current knowledge and producing new empirical work and policy recommendations on the role of migration on health. The report takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the appraisal of information and data and the presentation of recommendations including sociological, political, legal, epidemiological, humanitarian and anthropological perspectives.

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MHADRI Member: Associate Professor Paul Bukuluki, Uganda

MHADRI chats to Assoc. Prof.   Dr Paul Bukuluki about migration and health challenges in East Africa and his suggestions for improving the adaptability of global migration frameworks to improve health for all.

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MHADRI Member: Hassan Imam, Bangladesh

Migration and health consultant Hassan Imam talks about research gaps in Bangladesh, the importance of multilateral action on migration health governance issues and how research should be used to benefit society at the grass-roots level.

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MHADRI Member: Dr Renuka Jayatissa, Sri Lanka

Nutrition and public health researcher Dr Renuka Jayatissa reflects on migration and health challenges in Sri Lanka and discusses the need for effective monitoring and evaluation and the power of evidence in shaping policy.

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[Invite] Lunchtime panel discussion on migration and health at the 109th Session of the IOM Council, Geneva, 28th November, 1.30pm

Lunchtime panel discussion at the 109th Session of the IOM Council - 'Advancing the migration health research agenda for evidence-informed policy and practice'.

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