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Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move

August 1, 2019 0 Comments

Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.

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After the handover: Exploring MSF’s role in the provision of health care to migrant farm workers in Musina, South Africa

March 13, 2019 0 Comments

Using qualitative methodology and a case study approach, this paper traces the development of the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) mobile clinic programme in Musina, exploring the changing relationship between MSF and the state.

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PODCAST: Vearey responds to Motsoaledi’s comment about ‘foreign nationals’ overcrowding SA’s health system

December 7, 2018 0 Comments

BBC World Service asks Associate Professor Jo Vearey to respond to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s comment about ‘foreign nationals’ overcrowding SA’s public health system.

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Interns identifying gaps in migration and health research

November 13, 2018 0 Comments

Exchange students Holly McCarthy and Pearl Agbenyezi blog about their internships with MHADRI and maHp.

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Migration and health: a global public health research priority

August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Drawing on discussions with policy makers, research scholars, civil society, and United Nations agencies that attended the 2nd Global Consultation on Migration and Health – held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 2017 – the authors emphasize the urgent need for quality research on international and domestic (in-country) migration and health to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Connecting the Dots: Cultivating a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Discourse Around Migration, Urbanisation, and Health in Southern Africa

May 18, 2018 0 Comments

This chapter describes the authors’ experiences in connecting a group of emerging Southern African scholars around the inherently interdisciplinary field of migration, urbanisation and health.

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Call for Papers: Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants

February 13, 2018 0 Comments

In partnership with Ghent University’s Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) maHp will be hosting this first annual conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants in Belgium on 17-19 September.

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Call for applications: Part-time Research Assistant

January 24, 2018 0 Comments

The Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) is looking for research assistant to work on a public engagement project. This position would suit a doctoral student in their first year of registration working on migration and health. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Wednesday 31st January 2018.

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Psychosocial effects of forced migration

December 7, 2017 0 Comments

PODCAST: maHp/ ACMS Associate Professor Jo Vearey examines the effects of forced migration on people’s health and emotional well-being.

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Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a leading African research institute focusing on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and vaccine preventable diseases.

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

November 5, 2017 0 Comments

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organisation, with 151 member states, committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

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Abel Hospitality Ministries South Africa (AHOMSA)

November 1, 2017 2 Comments

AHOMSA is a team of Christian health professionals providing health care services, hunger prevention, drinking water provision and skills provision, as well as human resources capacity building to communities in Africa.

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Melanie Bisnauth researches HIV/AIDS infected women in South Africa

October 23, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS PhD candidate Melanie Bisnauth is featured in Maastricht University’s latest Master of Science in Global Health newsletter as an alumna, discussing her current doctoral research on HIV/AIDS.

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MoVE, participation, and partnerships

October 20, 2017 0 Comments

A consistent aspect of method:visual:explore projects (MoVE) has been the partnerships that create the conditions necessary for various projects to occur. Most MoVE projects usually occur in some partnership with a specialist social organisation, and sometimes, with another research body. This post takes stock of some of these connections.

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Health care for migrants in South Africa

September 8, 2017 0 Comments

This flyer outlines the South African Constitution, Refugees Act and the National Health Act say about the health rights of migrants.

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Before you judge me, KNOW MY STORY: review by Joy Watson

July 26, 2017 0 Comments

Nasty Women blogger Joy Watson reviews maHp’s KNOW MY STORY participatory arts-based research project.

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A global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health

July 14, 2017 0 Comments

This paper by the Members of the Researchers on Migration, Mobility and Health Group explores the five core areas in which action is needed to support the development of a global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health.

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Work and wellbeing on the urban periphery

May 18, 2017 0 Comments

The latest maHp research collaboration with Security at the Margins (SeaM) sought to understand the labour and health/wellbeing conditions that informal artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) communities on the periphery of Johannesburg reside in (download the full report here).

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SeaM: Security at the Margins

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

Security at the Margins – SeaM – is a three-year partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the University of Witwatersrand.  Our aim is to use innovative, interdisciplinary methods to explore (in)security on the urban margins in South Africa.  Our partnership is funded by the ESRC and NRF.

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Workshop on “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” (20-21 March 2017)

March 15, 2017 0 Comments

In collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of York, maHp will be co-hosting a workshop on “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” next week.

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Learnmore Mvundura

December 3, 2016

Learnmore Mvundura (current, since 2016, MA(research) in Migration & Displacement) Dissertation: Interests, Ideas, and the Workspace: towards understanding local level sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions targeting migrants in Kutama-Sinthumule, Limpopo South Africa
Supervisor: Jo Vearey

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Pinky Mahlangu

December 3, 2016

Pinky Mahlangu (current, since 2011 – PhD, Public Health) PhD title: A multi- level and multi-sectoral governance response to health and development challenges: a case of HIV and AIDS in urban informal settlements. Supervisors: Jo Vearey, ACMS and Dr. Liz Thomas, University of Fort Hare

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Theresa Sommers

December 3, 2016

Theresa Sommers (current, since 2014, PhD in Global Governance and Human Security, University of Massachusetts, Boston) PhD title: Experiencing Migration: Understanding the Health and Well Being of Youth Migrants in South Africa. ACMS Committee member:  Jo Vearey

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Kuda Vanyoro

December 3, 2016

Kuda Vanyoro  (current, since 2015, PhD in Migration & Displacement)PhD in Migration & Displacement) PhD tittle: Liminal space, temporal disruptions: Exploring the social regulation of (im) mobile Zimbabwean migrants in Musina, South Africa Supervisor: Jo Vearey

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Mobility, migration and generalised HIV epidemics: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa

December 1, 2016 0 Comments

Vearey, J. (2016) Mobility, migration and generalised HIV epidemics: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. In: Thomas, F. (ed) Handbook of Migration and Health. Edward Elgar Publishing: UK

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The Double Stigma of Migration and Sex Work

“From a migrant’s perspective from another country you face a double stigma as sex workers first because you are from another country, second because you are a sex worker in a country where sex work is criminalised” said Lindah

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Policy Dialogue on Migration, Sex Work and Health (9 Nov. 2016)

November 1, 2016 0 Comments

This dialogue brings together stakeholders working on the above issues in order to work towards a collective research and advocacy agenda for 2017.

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On crises and commonality: reflections from an international symposium on migration and intersectionality

October 31, 2016 0 Comments

On 28 October 2016, maHp team members, Thea de Gruchy, Zaheera Jinnah, and Goitse Manthata, participated in an international symposium titled ‘Intersectionality and Migration’ at Carleton University.

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Op-ed: Sex workers essential to meeting new HIV targets

South Africa has committed itself to reaching the world’s latest batch of ambitious targets, but it will not meet them without sex workers.

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