NU-Q Research

Assessing and Improving Migrant Workers Access to and Utilization of Health Information and Resources

Project Description

This project aims ascertain migrant workers’ health beliefs and attitudes including whether and how they seek medical care when they are ill, and whether migrant workers use the free health care services provided through the Hamad Medical Card and/or resources provided through their company.

Further, this study investigates which sport, physical activity and leisure time opportunities migrant workers believe are available and if they participate, as preventive health measures are important parts of overall health.

After incorporating the results of the first stage of research, the research team plans to execute a message campaign designed to increase migrant workers’ awareness and utilization of health resources available to them, and seek to increase awareness of the importance of sport and physical activity for leisure time activities.

The potential impact of the project will be workers’ increased knowledge of available medical facilities their companies’ support through the knowledge they have gained from this study. This should result in the workers using the resources more, improving their health. Such gains in the health of the community is one of the pillars of the Qatar National Vision, and as critical members of the community contributing the labor necessary for the achievement of the national vision, attending to their health needs is an important objective for Qatar.


Susan Dun, Amy Sanders


Qatar National Research Fund - Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP 20-121-5-027)