Posts In: healthcare

Urban Health in Johannesburg: Migration, Exclusion and Inequality

February 19, 2019 0 Comments

In this issue, insights into how migration and mobility are mediating health within an African urban context are brought together.

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PODCAST: Are foreigners affecting our healthcare?

November 27, 2018 0 Comments

Associate Professor Jo Vearey of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS, Wits University) discusses whether foreigners are really affecting South Africa’s public healthcare system on 702’s ‘The Best of Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph’. Listen to their interview below:

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Securing Borders: The danger of blurring global migration governance and health security agendas in Southern Africa

September 12, 2018 0 Comments

This paper explores the potential risks associated with the blurring of global migration governance and health security agendas in Southern Africa, a region associated with high levels of population mobility, communicable, and – increasingly – non-communicable diseases.

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40 000 words completed: My MA journey with maHp

January 29, 2018 0 Comments

My MA studies in Migration and Displacement came to a happy ending when I submitted my thesis in March 2017, after one good year of reading, writing and fieldwork.

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Evaluation of the Option B+ PMTCT programme for HIV-positive mothers

November 24, 2017 0 Comments

maHp PhD candidate Melanie Bisnauth presented her research on the ‘Evaluation of the new Option B+ PMTCT programme for HIV infected women at hospital facilities’, at the AIDSImpact Conference, held earlier this month in Cape Town. These are the findings she builds on for her doctoral research.

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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

November 6, 2017 0 Comments

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

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“Being Seen”: Reflections on an arts-based research project with refugee women in Johannesburg

October 16, 2017 0 Comments

Postdoctoral fellow Becky Walker reflects on the “Life in the City” arts-based research project, which explores the experiences of women who are migrants and mothers living in inner-city Johannesburg.

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Fact sheet on migration and health in the South African context

September 29, 2017 0 Comments

In this fact sheet, members of the Migrant Health Forum (MHF) provide journalists and other interested parties with information about the number of non-nationals, unequal distribution, the healthy migrant effect, as well as the law on access to health care services.

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Accessing Health Care at Gauteng Hospitals and Clinics: I Know my Rights

September 8, 2017 0 Comments

What are my rights? How will I be classified? What can I do to ensure I get treatment? Drawing from South Africa’s Constitution, laws and policies pertaining to access to health care services, this fact sheet answers some of these questions.

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Bothwell Vumai

August 18, 2017

Bothwell Vumai (current since 2017, MA by Research Report, in Migration and Displacement). Supervisor: Jo Vearey

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(Well)Being in the City: a focus on health and migration in Johannesburg

April 21, 2017 0 Comments

In this issue, insights into how migration and mobility are mediating health within an African urban context are brought together.The papers bring the voices of different urban migrant groups to the fore and provide fresh perspectives on approaches for exploring how to research and respond to migration, mobility, and urban health in southern Africa. Advocating for mixed method and multi-disciplinary approaches, the papers provide important contributions to multi-disciplinary thinking around complex social issues.

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Melanie Bisnauth

March 27, 2017 0 Comments

Melanie Bisnauth is a PhD student at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in the School of Public Health in collaboration with ACMS.

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Urban Health in Johannesburg: Migration, Exclusion and Inequality

March 27, 2017 0 Comments

Cities of the global south—including Johannesburg—are associated with unplanned and unmanaged urban growth; poor urban governance (which is predominantly reactive rather than proactive); migration and mobility; and the resultant pressure on access to adequate services, including water, sanitation, housing, and healthcare.

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Maternal and Child Health

December 8, 2016

This research project focuses on the nexus between migration and urban health in the context of urban inequality, health inequity, xenophobia and anti-foreigner sentiments in South Africa and Johannesburg in particular.

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Health systems and migration

December 6, 2016

South Africa, like the rest of the Southern African Development Community, has a high prevalence of communicable diseases, an increasing non-communicable disease burden, and diverse internal and cross-border population movements.  However, migration-aware responses are currently lacking.  This research explores the ways in which migration and mobility affect health systems, and suggests ways to improve responses to the movement of people.  

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Tackson Makandwa

December 3, 2016

Tackson Makandwa (current, since 2014, PhD in Migration & Displacement) PhD title: Migration, gender and access to health: Exploring maternal healthcare experiences among migrant Zimbabwean women in Johannesburg South Africa. Supervisor: Jo Vearey

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Exploring The Migration Profiles of Primary Healthcare Users in South Africa

December 3, 2016 0 Comments

South Africa’s public healthcare system responses seldom engage with migration. This exploratory study investigates migration profiles and experiences of primary healthcare (PHC) users.

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Stitching our [HIV] Stories: activist quilts exhibition

November 1, 2016 0 Comments

Made collectively by members of the Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement, these powerful quilts chart a twenty-year struggle against healthcare discrimination, police harassment and community stigma.

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