Network

Founded in 2020 as an interdisciplinary and international platform bringing together researchers and partners who are working on the climate-migration-health nexus. The network consists of a coordination team housed at Ghent University, a steering committee, and members consisting of academic institutions, NGOs and individuals from more than 40 countries around the world.

Network

Founded in 2020 as an interdisciplinary and international platform bringing together researchers and partners who are working on the climate-migration-health nexus. The network consists of a coordination team housed at Ghent University, a steering committee, and members consisting of academic institutions, NGOs and individuals from more than 40 countries around the world.

 

Coordination team

The coordination team of CliMigHealth is based at the Department of Economics, Ghent University (Belgium) and oversees the daily organisation of the network.

Ilse Ruyssen

Director

Biography

Ilse Ruyssen is Associate Research Professor in Migration Economics at the Department of Economics of Ghent University and affiliated Research Fellow at the UNU-CRIS. She is the director of the CliMigHealth International Thematic Network, uniting scholars around the world from multiple disciplines working on the nexus between climate change, migration and health(care). Her research focuses on the factors shaping migration decisions and immobility (with particular attention for the role of climate change, health and retain factors), as well as the implications of (non-)migration for the livelihoods of individuals and communities. She teaches various courses in migration and international economics at Ghent University, chairs the facultary Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and coordinates the International Trade, Migration and Investment research group at her Department.

Skills and Expertise
International Migration, Multiculturalism, Gender Studies, Panel Data, International Economics, Human Rights, Development Economics, Human Capital, Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity.

Charlotte Scheerens

Coordinator

Biography

Charlotte Scheerens is a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University where she coordinates CliMigHealth. Her research interests are temperature and pollution impacts on COPD, integrated and equitable primary health care, planetary health and climate change and migration-related health risks. She is affiliated with BIDMC’s Institute for lung health, UNU-CRIS, the Lancet Migration and the WHO Technical working group on equity of the Global Health Workforce. She was also former coordinator of Climate Express, a Belgian non-profit demanding higher climate ambition through mass mobilization.

Skills and expertise

Environmental health, Planetary Health, Temperature and Air Pollutants, Integrated Primary Care, COPD, Health System Equity

Steering Committee

The steering committee meets every six weeks to discuss strategic decisions, and is composed of researchers from different regions in the world, and with a variety of research expertise.

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Akye Esuman
School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Ghana
 
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Amal Sarsour
United Nations University-CRIS
 
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Bob Mash
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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Charlotte Scheerens (co-chair)
Faculty of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium.
 
 
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Christian Lueme Lokotola
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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Els Bekaert
UNU-CRIS, and the Faculty of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
 
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Hans Keune
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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Ilse Ruyssen (chair)
Faculty of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium.
 
 
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Ine Lietaert
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
 
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Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Goettingen, Germany
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Innocent Besigye
Faculty of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda
 
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Jan De Maeseneer
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
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Kristine Belesova
Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
 
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Martha Makwero
Faculty of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi
 
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Michaella Vanore
Maastricht Graduate School for Governance, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
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Mpundu Makasa
Faculty of Public Health, University of Zambia, Zambia
 
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Patricia Nayna Schwerdtle
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
 
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Patrick Van Damme
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
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Rita Issa
Faculty of Climate Change and Migration, University College London, United Kingdom
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Sofie Spiers
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
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Sorana Toma
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
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Wouter Vanhove 
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.
 
 

Members

Academic institutions and NGOs

  • Africa Platform of Ghent University Association
  • AfroPHC (African Forum for Primary Health Care)
  • Center for Global Health, Aarhus University,
  • Center for Global Migration Studies (CeMig), University of Goettingen
  • Center on Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • CESSMIR (Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees), Ghent University
  • Conflict Research Group, Ghent University
  • Comissão de Residências Médicas, Faculdade de Ciências de Saúde
  • Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Zambia
  • Department of Economics, Ghent University
  • Department of European, Public and International Law, Ghent University
  • Department Family Medicine, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHES)
  • Department of Family Medicine, Makerere University
  • Department of Family Medicine, Stellenbosch University
  • Department of Family Medicine & Primary Health Care, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Department of Nursing, Stellenbosch University
  • Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University
  • Department of Public Health, University De Lomo Togo
  • Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Ghent University
  • Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
  • Global Health Research and Innovations Canada (GHRIC)
  • Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University
  • Institute for Global Health, University College London
  • International Centre of Reproductive Health (ICRH), Ghent University
  • KIT Royal Tropical Institute
  • Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health
  • Primafamed (Primary Care and Family Medicine) sub-Saharan African Network, Division of Family Medicine, Stellenbosch University
  • Primary Health Care Directorate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment
  • School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners
  • United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)
  • United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
  • United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)
  • World Health Organisation Collaborating Center on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University

Individuals

  • Andrew Ross Department of Family Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Ashraf Kagee Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University
  • Cornelle Young Department of Nursing, Stellenbosch University
  • David King Primary Care Clinical Unit, University of Queensland
  • Glenn Rayp Department of Economics, Ghent University
  • Gulnaz Mohamoud Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Ian Kelman Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London and Institute for Global Health, University of Agder
  • James Irlam Primary Health Care Directorate/Division of Environmental Health, University of Cape Town
  • Joy Mugambi
  • Kenneth Yakubu The George Institute
  • Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven
  • Lucie Blonde Doctors Without Borders
  • Mashudu Manafe Department of Human Nutrition, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Ndifreke E. Udonwa Department of Family Medicine, University of Calabar and University of Calabar Teaching Hospital
  • Peter Delobelle Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
  • Prisca Zwanikken Unit Global Health, KIT – Royal Tropical Institute
  • Steven van de Vijver Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Academic University Medical Center
  • Thembekile Smangele Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University
  • Tibo Uyttersprot Global Health student, Ghent University
  • Vincent Setlhare Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Botswana
  • Yasir Mohammed Zaroug Elradi Omdurman Islamic University and University of Toronto Canada

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