The International Centre for Migration, Health and Development is a Swiss-based non-profit institution that was established in 1995. Its mandate is to work on research, training and policy advocacy in all areas related to migration and health.
We believe the right to health applies to all people, including migrants, refugees, and all other people who find themselves on the move for political, economic or environmental reasons.
Our work is predicated on the belief that by protecting the health and welfare of people on the move, the public health, social development, and human security of the larger society is also enhanced.
We work with a wide range of donors and institutions from the public and private sectors, and seeks to show how all partners and stakeholders should come together around the health and welfare concerns raised by forced and voluntary migration.
|ICMHD is a WHO Collaborating Centre for health-related issues among people displaced by conflict and disaster||ICMHD is a UNFPA implementing partner on reproductive health issues in situations of crisis|
What we do
We work with governments, UN agencies, NGOs and all other parties interested in improving the health and welfare of people affected by migration, be it economically or politically motivated.
Our work includes developing databases and information that can provide the evidence on which policies and programmes can be constructed to promote and protect the health and welfare of people on the move, the people they leave behind and those they come into contact with as they move.
Situation assessments and evaluation:
ICMHD undertakes rapid situation assessments and formulates responses in natural and man-made disasters that displace people. It develops and implements monitoring and evaluation of evolving conditions and the impact interventions have on the health and welfare of displaced people.
ICMHD views training as a way of strengthening national and international capacities in health and migration planning and management. It organises training courses for humanitarian relief workers, UN personnel, health practitioners, public health professionals, policy makers/planners and military and peacekeeping forces.
Policy formulation and advocacy:
ICMHD formulates migration and health/welfare policy options based on evidence and advocates for these policies on behalf of all stakeholders. It also works with its partners to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of policies once they are implemented.