Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum
The Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum (JHB-MHF) was established in 2008 by the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI), with the latter currently serving as the secretariat.
The JHB-MHF is an informal forum with the purpose to support member organisations in taking action to address the public health needs of migrants; share knowledge and experience; disseminate research; avoid duplication of effort; and facilitate collaboration where appropriate. The forum meets to network and share ideas on current projects, programmes and research. We also discuss issues relating to migration and health in Johannesburg. At times, information will be collected to support engagements with other key stakeholders, such as the Department of Health.
The forum is open to individuals from non-governmental organisations, civil society partners, researchers and others with an interest in this area. Members are present in their capacity as individuals, and not as formal representatives of their organisations or institutions. Decisions will be taken on behalf of any organisation or institution, unless a specific request is issued. The forum can also be used as an advocacy tool for the migrant community to know their rights and engage on issues about health.