(Un)healthy movement in Southern Africa: towards improved responses to communicable diseases


  • Dr Joanna Vearey

    University of the Witwatersrand

Project summary

Within the Southern Africa Development Community, high rates of the population have a high prevalence of communicable diseases – notably HIV and TB. On top of this, many are victims of poverty, gender-based violence and a lack of access to services – including justice and healthcare. Dr Vearey's project explores migrant health in this region, which is rarely explored historiographically. It is a critical analysis for understanding how regional processes shape migrant marginality, but also how local case-studies can inform national and regional policy.