Migration Health Evidence Portal for COVID-19
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Migration Health Research Portal has established an interactive, open-source, searchable, repository of research publications on COVID-19 in relation to migrants, migration, and human mobility.
In partnership with the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI), migration health and COVID-19 related analysis, research, and commentaries will be analysed.
The scientific literature and knowledge base on the epidemic rapidly expand daily. Tremendous efforts are being made by the global community of clinicians, researchers and journal editors to advance scientific evidence to guide policy and decision making at the field level. However, there is a need to build evidence platforms to share and distill key findings emergent from this growing body of scientific literature that is relevant to migration, health, and human mobility to ultimately assist evidence-informed decision making from a migration lens.
MHADRI members are invited to engage with the portal by:
– Sharing and promoting existing research outputs, and analytical commentaries already published by members.
– Contribute short technical briefs based on migration health and COVID related topic/theme.
Please email contributions to Janice Lopez.
The portal contains:
– An interactive, open-source, searchable (and downloadable) repository of research publications on COVID-19 in relation to migrants, migration, and human mobility based on the quantitative analysis of the thematic trends and impact of relevant publications.
– The full paper of the quantitative analysis of publications on COVID-19 and migration health (i.e., bibliometric analysis).
– High-yield evidence briefs that align with the COVID-19 Global Preparedness and Response Plan and with IOM’s Global Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SRP).
– Profiling migration health and COVID-19 related analysis, research, and commentaries in partnership with the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI), a global network of migration health research experts/scholars.
Access the portal here.
The global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative aims to advance evidence-informed global migration health policies and practices that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities affected by migration.Any person who has or is currently undertaking research on advancing knowledge on any aspect(s) of the relationship between migration and health is eligible to be MHADRI network member. We particularly encourage researchers based in low- and middle-income contexts to join MHADRI.