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Title [sv]
Nätverk: Kvinnors hälsa: Forskningsnätverk som länken mellan global och migrationsrelaterad reproduktiv hälsa
Title [en]
Network: Women’s Health:Scientific network - linking together the fields of global and migrant reproductive health
Abstract [sv]
Several Nordic researchers have had a long tradition of research in the area of global reproductive health, producing several PhD thesis and scientific papers based on material from developing countries. Recently, Nordic researchers have started to explore women’s health, maternal and perinatal ill-health among immigrants, especially from Africa, compared to native-born residents. This background provided us with an opportunity to create the network between researchers in global reproductive health and migrant health which has been very successful since it started 2008 (FAS diarienummer 2008-1476). The all over objective of the network is to link women’s health issues in low-income countries and in what way knowledge and experience could be adopted among a migrant population in more high-income settings like Sweden. The aim is to bring together and ´cross-fertilize’ international reproductive health research within a migration perspective.The participants has been both senior as well as junior researchers in the fields of medicine, midwifery and social science. It has shown to provide a unique group able to share research results from low-resource setting in migrant population within high-resource settings and stimulated innovative research topics in a north to south and south to north directions. The network has been a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, in particular regarding methodological, cultural, socio-economic and ethical aspects. During 2008-2012 there have been 5 seminars (Short topics: abortion, cesarean section, severe maternal morbidity, female mutilation and violence) and 3 smaller meetings. Working activities will be to continue maintain the internet-based communication system and holding meetings with workshop around twice a year with Uppsala University as the platform.
Principal InvestigatorEssén, Birgitta
Coordinating organisation
Uppsala University
2012-01-01 - 2014-12-31
DiVA, id: project:4780Project, id: 2012-01397_Forte

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