Migration-health nexus. Exploring health risks of Bangladeshi labour migrants

AKM Ahsan Ullah, American University in Cairo

This study explores the extent of health problems Bangladeshi migrant workers in Hong Kong and Malaysia are exposed. Questionnaire survey was administered on 126 randomly selected respondents. An overwhelming majority of the migrants suffered from diverse health problems. Majority had unsafe sex. Most of them lived in unhygienic environment. A significantly higher percentage (P<0.000) of the respondents in Hong Kong (HKRs) visited clinics compared to the respondents in Malaysia (MRs). There is significant difference (P<0.005) in the prevalence of STDs between two groups.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Migration, environment and spatial demography