Category: Research

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… Continue Reading “Sense of community belonging among immigrants: perspective of immigrant service providers”

MHADRI Bibliometric project

A pilot bibliometric training workshop will be held in Manila, Philippines in November 2019, with the aim of engaging scholars from the South Asian region to build their skills and capacities to undertake such bibliometric analysis.

Opportunity to participate in identifying key migration and health research priorities

A Delphi will be conducted among MHADRI members, aiming to identify key research priorities and research questions on migration and health at subnational, national, sub-regional, regional and global levels.  

MHADRI network evaluation

We are currently embarking on an evaluation of the MHADRI network, taking stock of where we are in 2019. With the support of MA student intern Tinyiko Sithole, we will share the key lessons learned and use these to inform the way forward for the MHADRI network into 2020.