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Addressing Mental Illness and Physical Co-morbities in Migrants and their Families

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Addressing Mental Illness and Physical Co-morbities in Migrants and their Families

Principal Institution

University of Illinois at Chicago

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Weine, Stevan Merrill

Project Contact Information

Email: smweine@uic.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2014-2021

Country

Kosovo; Tajikistan

Collaborators

University of Prishtina, Kosovo (Contact: Isme Humolli, ismeh21@yahoo.com);  Prisma Research Center, Tajikistan (Contact: Mahbat Bahromov, Mahbat@rambler.ru)

NIH Partners

NIMH

Project Description

Migrants and their family members across the lifespan are exposed to multiple environmental, structural, sociocultural, familial, and individual risks that increase their vulnerability to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Despite the extraordinarily high and growing rates of migration globally, healthcare systems in both sending and receiving countries have not yet developed the capacities to respond to the chronic NCDs associated with migration. 

Theis research training program focuses on chronic NCDs across the lifespan in the areas of mental illness (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse) and physical comorbidities (e.g., cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and occupational diseases). The overall aim of this application is to build research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) concerning the major global health problem of migration-related NCDs. It focuses on migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia from two of the world's highest migrant sending countries, Kosovo and Tajikistan.

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