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

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.

Dates: Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 March 2017
Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (United Kingdom)
Programme: Download here

The following maHp researchers will be presenting their latest research/papers:
Jo Vearey: Moving forward: (re)engaging with migration, mobility and HIV in South(ern) Africa
– Mphatso Kamndaya:  [title to be confirmed]
– Tackson Makandwa:  Migration and urban health: exploring maternal healthcare experiences of Zimbabwean and South African women in inner-city Johannesburg, South Africa
– Kuda Vanyoro: Dilemma-based practice: Exploring Vhembe health care workers’ responses to blurred policies and grey areas in-between
Papers presented at the workshop will also form part of a special edition of an upcoming journal (more details to follow closer to the publication launch).

This workshop aims to bring together a group of early to mid career and established researchers from the UK and Southern Africa to explore cutting- edge research on patient mobility, migration and health. An explicit focus of the event will be on methods for analysis of the connection between mobility and health and on Southern Africa as an exemplar region.

It seeks to:
– analyse available evidence and methods on patient mobility, migration and health systems (with a specific but not exclusive focus on Southern Africa;
– produce a series of papers covering the issue of patient mobility, migration and health systems, to be offered to a journal as a special collection; and
– develop collaboration and capacity for such collaboration between partners.

In addition, the workshop will be attended by policymakers including from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to ensure research is policy relevant.

For more information about the workshop please contact Johanna Hanefeld.