(Featured image shows first two themes out of a total five from this research)
Authors: Pramod R. Regmi, Edwin van Teijlingen, Preeti Mahato, MSc; Nirmal Aryal, Navnita Jadhav, Padam Simkhada, Quazi Syed Zahiruddin, and Abhay Gaidhane
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16193655, (Published Sep 2019).
Current research on Nepali migrant workers in India neglects work, lifestyle, and health care access in favor of focusing on sexual health. This article aims to gain a broader sense of migrant workers’ health by conducting focus groups and interviews. The researchers analyzed their data and determined five different themes:
- Lifestyle, networking, and risk-taking behaviours
- Work environment
- Support from local organisations
- Health service utilisation
This qualitative study demonstrates that health risks for Nepali migrant workers’ emerge because of a wide range of factors. The authors recommend a larger quantitative study to gain more insight.
Read the full article here.