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.
It is the time of the year to reflect back on migration health in 2018.
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.
Workshop for Early Career Researchers - ‘Engendering research and reframing policy debate on Migration and Health and intersectional rights'
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lunchtime panel discussion at the 109th Session of the IOM Council - 'Advancing the migration health research agenda for evidence-informed policy and practice'.
MHADRI interns - Holly McCarthy and Pearl Agbenyezi - are working with MHADRI members and other migration and health researchers to explore gaps in migration and health research globally.