Anjali Borhade

Assoc Prof Anjali Borhade

Associate Professor
Institution: Indian Institute of Public Health - Delhi
Current Insitution Location: India

Phone Number:  91 124 4722960
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Sector 47, Plot 44, Institutional area, Gurgaon 122002

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise
Anjali is Associate Professor with Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, India. She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Tulane University, USA, as well a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare. Currently she is research fellow under PHFI-UKC Wellcome Trust Capacity Building Programme and pursuing her doctoral research at Nuffield Department of Population Health at University of Oxford, focused on comparative research on health policies for migrant workers in low, middle and high income countries. Her research is aiming to draw transferrable lessons for migrant populations in India. Her areas of interests are; urban health and policies, multidisciplinary research, health systems, and public health governance. Anjali specializes in the areas of program design, evaluation methodologies, operations research, and capacity building and policy advocacy pertaining to initiatives for highly vulnerable migrant populations. Anjali has sixteen years of experience in addressing rural/tribal-urban labour migration, and improving social protection policies including health policies for migrant workers. She has provided technical support to various state governments and to UN agencies like UNIFEM, UNICEF, UNDP and UNESCO for improving programs and policies for migrant workers. Her recent work has focused on addressing health inequities among migrant workers through integrated approach. She is Founder Director of NGO ‘Disha Foundation’ dedicated to work with internal migrants and their rights in India. She convenes a National Coalition of NGOs/Academia’s working on migrants’ rights across India. She is visiting professor at Tulane University, USA.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Migrant Workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Seasonal farm workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents)

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Addressing needs of seasonal labour migrants in Nasik Maharashta, India A Borhade
Health of internal migrants in India: Some reflections on the current situation and way forward A Borhade
Migrants (Denied) access to health care in India A Borhade
Migration and health: a review of policies and initiatives in low and middle income countries A Borhade, S Dey, A Tripathi, D Mavalankar, P Webster
Extended Case Study: A Mixed-Methods, Approach to Understanding Internal Migrant Access to Health Care and Health System’s Response in India BV Babu, A Borhade, YS Kusuma
Challenges and Solutions of Food Security among Seasonal Migrants: The Case of Seasonal Migration in India A Borhade, M Zhang
Internal Migration in Contemporary India A Borhade

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Comparative analysis of migration health and decelpment policies: Qualitative study to understand successes and challenges Asia and the Pacific
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Sri Lanka
Viet Nam
Principal Investigator Lessons for policy framework in Indian context
National Taskforce study to understand migrants access to health care and government's response Asia and the Pacific
Principal Investigator Quantitative and qualitative evidences on migrants access to health in India
Migration and urban governance, a qualitative study Asia and the Pacific
Co-Investigator Gap analysis in government's service delivery for migrants
Adressing migrants sexual and reproductive health needs - An intervention study Asia and the Pacific
Principal Investigator Comprehensive intervention framework