BMJ Analysis Examines Role Of Health Governance In Addressing Global Migration

The BMJ: Building alliances for the global governance of migration and health
Jo Vearey with the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and colleagues discuss the role of health governance in addressing global migration. The authors write, “Health governance is the whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches that governments and others use to steer countries and communities in the pursuit of health and wellbeing. Effective governance requires alliance building with constituencies who are ultimately responsible for tackling health and migration … While we support previous calls to action and recognize opportunities for migration and health to be integrated into existing and new multilevel governance mechanisms, we have identified four concerns that are limiting progress which should be tackled to improve health for all migrants…” (9/16).