Migration Gender Health Systems

Migration Gender Health Systems (MiGHS)

MiGHS is a research collaboration between researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the South African Department of Health (DoH).

It has been developed to address one of the most pressing issues facing health systems globally and at a national level in South Africa – the impacts of and response to migration and its intersection with gender.

MiGHS responds specifically to needs identified through exploratory research undertaken by the investigators in South Africa. The project has been designed to directly inform policies and build capacity amongst researchers, policymakers and implementers, to make health systems more responsive to the intersection between gender and migration in South Africa and globally. It will do so by generating new knowledge and a series of innovative impact activities.

This research is funded through the Health Systems Research Initiative (HSRI)  in the UK, a collaboration of UK MRC, ERSC, DFID, and the Wellcome Trust. Grant number: MR/S013601/1.