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Major depressive disorder prevalence and risk factors among Syrian asylum seekers in Greece

Graph that shows the more time spent in camp the higher the probability of MDD

This research provides necessary information on the mental health (specifically major depressive disorder or MDD) of refugees from Syria, as this information has not been collected or analyzed thoroughly as of yet. The researchers surveyed 135 Syrian refugees in a camp in Greece, specifically screening for MDD. The authors found that 44% of participants had symptoms of major depression. They found that women had an increased likelihood of MDD, and that time spent in the camp had a trend towards increased risk of depression.

‘And when a certain health issue happen, they try to cover it’: Stakeholder perspectives on the health of temporary foreign workers and their families

Like our other recent highlighted articles, this one again focuses on Alberta, Canada. This research was an exploratory study into the health and wellbeing of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in the province.

Sense of community belonging among immigrants: perspective of immigrant service providers

B. Salami, J. Salma, K. Hegadoren, S. Meherali, T. Kolawole, E. Diaz Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.10.017 (Published Feb 2019) In this article, authors interviewed immigrant service providers in Alberta, Canada, to discuss how their clients experience belonging on a day-to-day basis. The research showed that…

Transnationalism, parenting, and child disciplinary practices of African immigrants in Alberta, Canada

This article focuses on the parental disciplinary practices of African migrants in Alberta, Canada. The authors themselves are members of the immigrant community and so were better able to research these practices in a supportive and reflexive manner.

Access and utilization of mental health services for immigrants and refugees: Perspectives of immigrant service providers

This paper focuses on migrant services for mental health in Alberta, Canada. The authors argue that health providers perceive several challenges to access and utilization of services, including stigma, language barriers, and cultural ideas about mental health. Service providers adopt different strategies to better provide for their patients in response to these different barriers.

Nutrition among children of migrant construction workers in Ahmedabad, India

In this paper, the authors determine the causes of undernutrition in children of migrant construction workers in Ahmedabad, India. The work builds on a UNICEF framework of undernutrition (shown in featured image), focusing specifically on the middle level of underlying causes.

Call for papers: Special Issue “Community-Based Global Mental Health for Refugees and other Migrants”

This Special Issue seeks papers providing insights into how global and community mental health can be enhanced for refugees and other migrants, in both clinical and non-clinical settings. We welcome papers that examine naturally occurring processes or utilize experimental approaches, as well as high-quality theoretical or systematic reviews.

South Africa, Migration, Gender and Health — Closing Notes of a Pakistani Researcher

MHADRI member Dr Roomi Aziz reflects on her participation in a week’s worth of migration and health events, co-hosted by MHADRI, that took place at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg at the end of July 2019.

A week of migration & health in Joburg: Where are we? Where do we go?

MHADRI member and doctoral candidate, Thea de Gruchy, reflects on a week of activities, co-hosted by MHADRI – that were held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in early August.

Towards inclusive migrant healthcare

Denise Spitzer and colleagues argue that improving the health and wellbeing of migrants requires attention to their diverse circumstances and building inclusive healthcare