The Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) aims to advance evidence-informed global policies and practices that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities affected by migration.
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We are excited to launch a new series in BMJ on Migration and Health, that involves a collaboration between MHADRI, IOM and the BMJ. The first articles are now online.
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.