Involving a series of unique research and public engagement projects, the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) aims to explore (and evaluate) ways to generate and communicate knowledge in order to improve responses to migration, health and well-being in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Multiple disciplinary perspectives, mixed method approaches, and the involvement of various stakeholders – including migrants themselves – are central.
Within its Migration Health Division (MHD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in its role of United Nations Migration Agency, delivers and promotes comprehensive, preventive and curative health programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for migrants and mobile populations. Bridging the needs of both migrants and IOM member states, MHD, in close collaboration with partners, contributes towards the physical, mental and social well-being of migrants, enabling them and host communities to achieve social and economic development.
We are forming a Working Group to create an Early Career Researchers (ECR) sub-committee of MHADRI. The purpose of the sub-committee is to promote the research and careers of ECR network members through collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The aims of this working group would be:
If are you interested in becoming involved, please send an email to Rachel Burns for more information!
The global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) aims to advance evidence-informed global migration health policies and practices that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities affected by migration.
We invite active researchers, from any discipline and organisational background – including early career researchers, graduate students and NGO-based researchers – to join the network. Members are currently researching any aspect(s) of the relationship between migration and health, especially those based in global south contexts, from developing nations or those classified as low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income countries.
You can join the MHADRI network here.