Posts In: health systems

Inception meeting: Migration, gender and health system responses in South Africa – A focus on the movement of healthcare users and workers

June 21, 2019 0 Comments

MHADRI and maHp interns from the University of Edinburgh report on the inception meeting for the international grant-funded project “Migration, gender and health system responses in South Africa”.

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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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Understanding healthcare and population mobility in southern Africa: The case of South Africa

November 24, 2016 0 Comments

Migration provides opportunities for health and economic benefits, and has the potential to positively and negatively affect health systems. This paper outlines the authors’ current research and existing responses to migration and health in southern Africa.

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