Good migration governance

Migration Governance and Health in Austria and Uganda

With this project, adult education courses on Health and Migration at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, will be developed and implemented.
The courses will focus on the nexus of health and migration in an interdisciplinary approach and in relation to good migration governance.

The courses will be designed in close cooperation with stakeholders at international, national and sub-national level. They will contribute to better working and living conditions and migration sensitive health care provision in Uganda. They will improve awareness and knowledge about legal migration to Europe/Austria as well as shed light on the dangers and pitfalls of irregular migration. Participants will receive a certificate from Makerere University, Uganda, and the Center for Health and Migration, Austria.

The project is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior. It was developed and will be implemented in partnership with Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and the Center for Health and Migration, Vienna, Austria. The project started in June 2020 and ends in May 2022.


The global Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) aims to advance evidence-informed global migration health policies and practices (through the unique international migration health researchers’ collaboration) that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities affected by migration.

The network aims to develop an international community of practice focused on the generation of quality, ethical, and rights-based research to inform the development of policy and programming to improve the health and wellbeing of people on the move.

Membership represents multiple actors, including academics and researchers based in civil society organisations who work with migrant groups. Ensuring that the voices of migrants are included in the network’s activities is central to MHADRI’s approach.
Ursula Trummer is member of the MHADRI executive board.



Advancing the migration health research agenda for evidence-informed policy and practice

Lunchtime panel discussion at the 109th session of the IOM council

The panel focused on Global Compact for Migration (GCM) objectives calling for better data for migration governance, and the ways in which Member States can be supported in developing evidence-informed, migrant-sensitive health systems and policies. The high-level panel was joined by representatives from the Global Health Centre, Center for Health and Migration, Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) network, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and IOM.

Capacity Building for Migration Health Training, Research and Policy Analysis in the East African Community and the European Union
particularly Austria

In 2016, CHM started cooperating with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala/Uganda.

This cooperation aims to contribute to reducing push-factors of migration such as lack of opportunities for education, work, and lack of access to health care; and to provide better knowledge about frameworks of migration to Europe and a realistic view on working and living conditions there. It works cross-sectional and combines migration governance with building resources for a public health system in Uganda.