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five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 9, 2016
We’re sledding down into colder days! As we ease into the holiday season, I can’t help but think of the millions of people who aren’t with their families as they migrate for work, for safety, for the promise of a better life. This year, more migrants are attempting dangerous journeys across borders both in the US and in Europe, despite the onset of colder and less predictable weather, which... Read More
mcn fall 2016 streamline
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 8, 2016
Perhaps this post’s title is a bit too boastful, but we couldn’t help it! We are proud to announce the launch our newest issue of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s quarterly clinical publication. We’ve enjoyed hearing the feedback from clinicians and health advocates so far, and we wanted to share the top three reasons why you, too, should dive into the pages of the fall issue of... Read More
young boy and farmworkers in waiting room
By: Farmworker Justice, Dec. 6, 2016
[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes to us from Farmworker Justice, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. Read more immigration updates from them on their blog.]  Many farmworkers and their families face an uncertain fate due to the... Read More
Deliana Garcia lecturing at the TB Caucus of the Americas
By: Deliana Garcia, Dec. 1, 2016
[This week, Deliana Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects, Research and Development checks in with us from Mexico City, where she presented on TB and migration as part of the TB Coalition of the Americas, a regional subgroup of the Global TB Caucus. Read on to hear Del’s report.] The Global TB Caucus is an international network of legislators who have united around the common... Read More
zika mosquito
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 30, 2016
On Monday, Texas health authorities reported its first case of locally transmitted Zika. Just 10 days earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) topped the public health news feeds with its declaration that Zika is no longer a global health emergency. What does the change in designation mean for populations at risk of contracting Zika, in the US where Zika continues to spread, in Puerto Rico... Read More
mcn giving tuesday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 28, 2016
On Thursday, like thousands of Americans, I peeled sweet potatoes and smothered them with marshmallows. It’s an odd sort of Thanksgiving dish -- how marshmallows ended up in a side dish, and not a dessert, I don’t know. But what I do know is that I’m not the first person to handle that sweet potato. It was probably first handled by a migrant farmworker in Louisiana, a state that grows half the... Read More
mcn giving tuesday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 23, 2016
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and the house smells like pie. It’s tempting to run away from the headlines, from the flashing TV screens, announcing the latest (and often even more upsetting) political news, and just turn to the family for a quiet week (if you can in fact find some quiet in the extended family). I am looking forward to our peaceful time at home -- and I hope you will have such... Read More
mcn thanksgiving week
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 23, 2016
Migrant health justice has never been more relevant, more salient, or more urgent. On this Thanksgiving week, we send our deep gratitude to the millions of farmworkers who migrate every few weeks to a new farm, to do the backbreaking work required to grow and harvest the staple foods that fill our plates with the tastes, the aromas, the comforts that make up our central memories of Thanksgiving.... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 18, 2016
While Trump continues to dominate the headlines, migrant health advocates are hard at work preparing for the new Administration’s potential policies and actions. We at MCN are dedicated to continuing the difficult and important work to fight for health justice for the mobile poor. We continue to keep a pulse on the world of migrant health and will continue to develop and share resources and... Read More
second womens conference
By: Leslie Diaz, Nov. 16, 2016
Timing couldn’t have been better for the second annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, November 12th, hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin through the Ministry of Mexicans Living Abroad and Migrant Clinicians Network. Simultaneously presented in English and Spanish, the themes of the conference -- violence prevention, economic self-sufficiency, and community leadership -- seemed to... Read More