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
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Seasonal farm workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Climate change
Community participation in health
Disaster preparedness and response
Evidence-based reviews
Health administration
Health and human rights
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
Health technology
Humanitarian health interventions
Infectious diseases
Maternal and child health
Mental health
Mobile health (mHealth)
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Primary health care
Public Health
Sexual and reproductive health

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 2013 Asia and the PacificChina
Asia and the PacificHong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Asia and the PacificIndia
Asia and the PacificSri Lanka
Asia and the PacificThailand
Asia and the PacificViet Nam
Principal Investigator Lessons for policy framework in Indian context
National Taskforce study to understand migrants access to health care and government's response 2012 Asia and the PacificIndia Principal Investigator Quantitative and qualitative evidences on migrants access to health in India
Migration and urban governance, a qualitative study 2007 Asia and the PacificIndia Co-Investigator Gap analysis in government's service delivery for migrants
Adressing migrants sexual and reproductive health needs - An intervention study 2006 Asia and the PacificIndia Principal Investigator Comprehensive intervention framework

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Addressing needs of seasonal labour migrants in Nasik Maharashta, India A Borhade 2006
Health of internal migrants in India: Some reflections on the current situation and way forward A Borhade 2011
Migrants (Denied) access to health care in India A Borhade 2011
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 2016
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 2014
Challenges and Solutions of Food Security among Seasonal Migrants: The Case of Seasonal Migration in India A Borhade, M Zhang 2016
Internal Migration in Contemporary India A Borhade 2016