Health Problems Among Foreign Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka

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  • Duke Global Health Institute

Collaborators:

  • University of Ruhuna

End Date:

  • Ongoing

Health Problems Among Foreign Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka

Nearly 2 million Sri Lankan women work as domestic workers overseas, mostly in the Middle East. Little is known about their physical and mental health problems and their social situation. This qualitative/ quantiative project seeks to document the health and social problems of these women and their families though surveys done both in Sri Lanka and in the Middle East.

Point to measures that can be taken to improve their physical, mental and social situation