The 3rd MHADRI newsletter is now online!
September 2019 saw the launch of the BMJ’s migration health series, developed in collaboration with the Migration Health and Development Research Network (MHADRI) and the United Nations Migration agency. It aims to provide insights and perspectives by migrants and refugee communities, government authorities, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, civil society and industry groups in the issues, challenges and complexities in advancing migration health at national, regional and global levels.
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.
In this paper, the authors determine the causes of undernutrition in children of migrant construction workers in Ahmedabad, India. The work builds on a UNICEF framework of undernutrition (shown in featured image), focusing specifically on the middle level of underlying causes.
Along with other partners, MHADRI participated in a high-level South African and regional policy roundtable held in Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2019. This briefing outlines the key recommendations from the discussion.
Seeking to raise awareness of the health threats faced by migrants and refugees and to promote research, service and policy innovation in this area, the editors of PLOS Medicine are planning a Special Issue on the topic to be published in March 2020. Submissions are due 4th November 2019.
The title of IASFM18 – ‘Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy’ – represents an attempt to engage forced migration scholars and others directly in addressing these questions. The conference will be organised around a number of key underpinning principles which will shape the content of the programme, the nature of the contributions and a range of other activities taking place before and after the conference to ensure that IASFM18 is part of a process rather than a time-limited event.
We invite policy perspectives and analytical pieces of up to 2000 words in length. The BMJ encourages submissions from a diverse range of stakeholders. Perspectives from countries in the global south, and papers written collaboratively between researchers and policy makers are encouraged.
Conference Theme: Occupational and Environmental Health: At the Crossroads of Migrations, Empires and Social Movements. The scientific programme will focus on the migration of workers in various time periods, the interconnections of empires, public health in post-colonial periods, and the role of trade unions and other social movements in occupational and environmental health. The evolution of occupational and environmental health especially in Africa, as well as globally, will be addressed.
The Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.