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Governance, Data, and the Politics of Migration and Health

When: Thursday, 01 August 2019 - Thursday, 01 August 2019
Where: Wits Club
Braamfontein Campus West
Start time:9:15
Enquiries:

Deborah.minors@wits.ac.za

RSVP:

RSVP essential: rechelle.tsunke@wits.ac.za

Cost: Free

PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM AND LAUNCH Governance, Data, and the Politics of Migration and Health: Implications for universal health coverage in southern Africa

This one-day event brings together government, civil society and academia to explore opportunities for improving responses to migration and health in southern Africa. The South African launch of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health report follows the symposium.

SYMPOSIUM-LAUNCH PROGRAMME: THURSDAY, 1 AUGUST 2019, WITS CLUB

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome

Discussion 1: Migration, health and universal health care in Southern Africa

Chair: Dr Shakira Choonara, Researcher and Activist 

9.15 – 9.35

Universal health coverage in Southern Africa: linking regional and global policy processes on migration and health 

Dr Ranieri Guerra, Assistant Director-General

WHO Lead for UN high level meeting on UHC, World Health Organization

9.35 – 10.55

Migration and Health: a public health priority for Southern Africa

 

Associate Prof. Jo Vearey, Director, ACMS, Wits & MHADRI

10.15 – 10.25 

Reflection

Prof Laetitia Rispel, DST/ NRF SARCHi Research Chair on the Health Workforce for Equity and Quality, Wits and President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)

10.25 – 11.00

Discussion in small groups and plenary

11.00 – 11.30

Tea

Discussion 2:  Data, methods and ethics

Exploring ways of researching migration and health, associated ethical and methodological challenges, and ways of overcoming these

Facilitator: Dr Sasha Frade, Lecturer, Demography and Population Studies, Wits

11.30 – 11.50

The role of data in the context of the SDGs and Global Compact for Migration with reference to health considerations

Mr Diego Iturralde, Chief Director: Demography, Statistics SA

11.50 – 12.10

Internal migration dynamics in Southern Africa: Evidence on migration and health from different data sources

Associate Prof. Mark Collinson and Dr Carren Ginsburg, Wits

12.10 – 12.30

Reflecting on social research on migration and health

Assoc Prof Lorena Nunez, Sociology, Wits

12.30 – 12.40

Reflection: linking to data gaps in a global context

Dr Kolitha Wickramage, Global Migration Health Research Coordinator, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and MHADRI Secretariat

12.40 -  13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 142.00

Lunch

Discussion 3: The politics and practice of migration and health research – a facilitated discussion reflecting on the current political context, who is ‘left behind' in research on migration and health, methods, ethics, representation, and international partnerships

Facilitator: Karabo Kgoleng, Writer and Media Broadcaster

14.00 – 15.00

  • Dr B Camminga,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ACMS, Wits
  • Sharon Ekambaram, Programme Manager, Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme, Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Karabo Kgoleng, Writer and Media Broadcaster
  • Prof Loren Landau, SARCHi Research Chair on Mobility and the Politics of Difference, ACMS, Wits
  • Dr Duduzile Ndlovu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ACMS, Wits
  • Thifulufheli Sinthumule, Director of Consortium for Refugees & Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)
  • Dr Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon, Lecturer, Anthropology, Wits

15.00 – 15.20

Discussion

15.20 - 15.30

Close

15.30 – 16.00

Tea/break

 

LAUNCH OF THE UCL-LANCET COMMISSION ON MIGRATION AND HEALTH, 16.00 – 17.45

 

Launch of UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health followed by a reception. Informal supper and drinks will be served.

16.00 – 16.10

Welcome and opening

Prof. Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Wits

Implications of Lancet Commission findings for South and Southern Africa

Chair: Prof. Steve Tollman, Director, MRC/Wits Rural Health and Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) and Commissioner, UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health

16.10 –  16.20

Leadership: ensuring South Africa's role as a global leader in migration health 

Dr Ranieri Guerra, Assistant Director-General

WHO Lead for UN high level meeting on UHC

World Health Organization 

16.20 – 16.30

What are the main messages from the          UCL-Lancet Commission?

Dr Miriam Orcutt, Coordinator, UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Health, University College London

 

16.30- 16.55

Reflections

 

  • Dr Davide Mosca, Institute for Global Health, University College London and Commissioner, UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health
  • Dr Joseph Pitso, Senior Programme Officer: Gender, Gender Unit Health, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Liesbeth Schockaert, Médicens sans Frontierès (MSF) Southern Africa
  • Kit Leung, Technical Advisor: Migration and Health, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Southern Africa

16.55 - 17.15

Discussion


A way forward for migration and health in South Africa: effective partnerships through research and leadership

Chair: Dr Shakira Choonara, Researcher and Activist

17.15 - 17.25

Partnerships

Reflecting on global partnerships for action on migration and health in South and Southern Africa

Prof. Nyovani Madise, Director of R&D Policy & Head, Malawi office, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and Commissioner, UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health 

17.25 - 17.35

Looking ahead: Migration, Health and R&D in South and Southern Africa

Associate Prof. Jo Vearey, Director, African Centre for Migration and Society, Wits

17.35 - 17.45

 Closing reflections

Prof. Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Wits

 

 

 

 

 

 

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