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International Centre for Migration Health and Development

ICMHD
Route du Nant d’Avril 11 CH-1214 Vernier (Geneva)
Tel: 
(+41 22) 783 10 80
Fax: 
(+41 22) 783 10 87
Email: 
Contact: 
(+41 22) 783 10 80
Description
The International Centre for Migration Health and Development is a research, training and policy advocacy centre. The ICMHD headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland but it has offices in Nairobi, New Orleans, Rome and Sarajevo from where it out-reaches to a large number of countries. ICMHD has been recognized by WHO for its technical excellence and been designated three times as a WHO Collaborating Centre on issues of health and migration. ICMHD has also been recognized as a UNFPA Implementing Partner.
Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1995
Staff: 
10
Chief/Director: 
President/Head: Manuel Carballo
Activities: 
ICMHD is a research, training and policy institution. Its work focuses on the health and development impact of migration of all kinds, including forced and voluntary migration, nomadism and the movement of military and other personnel. Within the domain of health, ICMHD addresses communicable and non-communicable diseases, and also the impact of the health needs of migrants on health systems. Within its training program, ICMHD organizes courses for health care personnel on cultural competency; it also organizes courses for humanitarian relief personnel on public health in emergencies. In 2008 it began a series of courses on the implications of human resources movement within the health care sector. Within its policy formulation and advocacy program, ICMHD works closely with governments and international organizations such as WHO, UNFPA, the EU and the Council of Europe. For university students, ICMHD maintains an educational/study programme without remuneration. ICMHD runs climate change-related projects.
Cooperation: 
ICMHD cooperates with governments, UN and other international organizations, as well as the EU and the Council of Europe. It also has a wide net work of partnerships with universities in Europe, Africa and North America
Publications: 
Please consult ICMHD’s website for a selected list of publications.
Keywords: 
capacity building
climate change
desertification
disasters
health
human settlements
indigenous peoples
population
refugees & IDPs
war & conflict
gender