Journal Articles

Journal Articles

The maHp team publishes in a wide range of internationally accredited journals.

Latest Articles

Research on the Move: Exploring WhatsApp as a tool for understanding the intersections between migration, mobility, health and gender in South Africa

In this paper, the authors reflect on a four month pilot project which explored the use of WhatsApp Messenger – a popular mobile phone application used widely in sub Saharan Africa – and assessed its feasibility as a research tool with migrant and mobile populations in order to inform a larger study that would address these challenges.

What does ‘home’ mean in the context of the urban housing crisis?

maHp/ACMS Associate Researcher Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon was recently invited by The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University to help answer the question: What does ‘home’ mean in the context of the urban housing crisis? Watch the full webinar here.

Using WhatsApp messenger for health systems research: a scoping review of available literature

Globally, the use of mobile phones for improving access to healthcare and conducting health research has gained traction in recent years as rates of ownership increase, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, little is known about the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of WhatsApp as a tool for health research.

Activism for Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa: Tensions in the Framing of Labour Rights

In this article, maHp/ACMS postdoctoral researcher Kuda Vanyoro explores tensions in the ways in which non-governmental activism, as represented by trade unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), frames the concerns of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) living in South Africa.

Negotiated Precarity in the Global South: A Case Study of Migration and Domestic Work in South Africa

In this journal article maHp/ACMS associate Zaheera Jinnah explores precarity as a conceptual framework to understand the intersection of migration and low-waged work in the global south.

Option B+ Program for the Prevention of Vertical Transmission of HIV: A Case Study in Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this research project by maHp/Wits Public Health doctoral student Melanie Bisnauth et al. was to explore the impact of the Option B+ PMTCT program on the work of healthcare professionals, and to also understand pregnant HIV-positive women’s views and experiences with ART for life, as a way to better manage the Option B+ PMTCT program.

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