The Migration Health Division dedicates this edition of the Migration Health Research Bulletin in honoring the work of Professor Chesmal Siriwardhana who tragically died in a fatal traffic accident in London in April 2017. An outstanding academic and psychiatrist with a vision for transformative research for policy impact in fields of migration health and global mental health, Professor Chesmal of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Tropical Medicine was committed to advancing the migration health research. He produced a substantial volume of empirical work spanning the health impact of war-displaced and undertaking seminal studies on the health consequences of international labour migrants and their families left behind. He was instrumental in establishing a Global Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) with IOM in 2016. His most recent work with IOM involved authoring the lead thematic paper at the 2nd Global Consultation on Migration Health with Professors Martin Mckee and Bayard Roberts of LSHTM. Two of Dr. Chesmal’s publications are highlighted and some of the key research undertaken in collaboration with IOM are profiled.
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