Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai | Tuljapur | Guwahati | Hyderabad

Migration, Vulnerability and Health - Workshop on health issues faced by migrant households and current response mechanisms


April 8, 2016 - April 9, 2016

Venue: TISS

Organized by: Basic Healthcare Services (BHS), Aajeevika Bureau And Centre for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

The proposed workshop on migration, vulnerability and health seeks to open a debate on the health issues of a highly disenfranchised population of seasonal internal migrants in India and reflect on how our healthcare systems have fared in servicing their unique needs.

Objectives of the workshop:

  • To collate and disseminate the evidence and experience on the impact of migration on healthcare of the migrants and of families left behind
  • To collate and share the experience of good practices to address the healthcare needs of the migrants and families left behind
  • To bring together practitioners and academicians interested in the issue of healthcare of vulnerable populations, and initiate a dialogue on collaborative action
  • To sensitize primary healthcare practitioners to migration as an important determinant of the health status of the poor

Thematic Areas for Discussion

  • Characteristics and vulnerabilities of migrant workers including their health issues and occupational hazards in high risk work sectors
  • The state of primary healthcare in high migration areas at both villages and the cities- including responses from the employers as well as the state (healthcarepolicies/programs/schemes enacted by the state in this space)
  • Status of women and children who are left behind including the state of their health and nutrition
  • Good practices and strategies for improving the health of migrants and their families

Dates and Venue: 8th and 9th April, 2016 at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Last date to receive abstracts: Feb 21st , 2016

Email address to send the abstract: migrationworkshop2016@gmail.com

Abstract length: up to 500 words

Abstract format:
1. Research Abstracts: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions
2. Programe Abstracts: Issues, Intervention, Results, Lessons Learned

Selected abstracts and authors will be notified by Feb 29th, 2016 and are expected to send their draft paper to the organizers by March 13th, 2016

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