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Health Problems Among Foreign Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka

Project Objectives

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.

Project Policy Impact Description

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


Department & School

Community and Family Medicine
School of Medicine



  • Duke Global Health Institute


  • University of Ruhuna

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