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How Labour Conditions at Construction Sites are Leading to Higher Rates of Child Malnutrition

Baby in basket in construction site

This commentary focuses on female workers in construction sites in India, and the impact of mothers’ work on the health and nutrition of their children. The sector provides good opportunities for work, but it also affects children’s health outcomes.

Health and Migration Workshop

Description of Workshop Themes

This workshop announcement includes a call for papers on migration and health; reach out to sarfraz@qau.edu.pk for more information!

3rd MHADRI newsletter [October 2019]

The 3rd MHADRI newsletter is now online!

Opportunity to participate in identifying key migration and health research priorities

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.  

Nutrition among children of migrant construction workers in Ahmedabad, India

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.

Policy Briefing: Migration and Universal Health Coverage in Southern Africa

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.

PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Refugee and Migrant Health

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.