The Observatory has produced a research project that focuses on the abuse of women migrant domestic workers (WMDW). Abuse against WMDW is a serious public health concern in the Middle East. Previous studies have been previously carried out that explore the different forms of abuse as perceived by WMDW, however, this study is the first that describes abuse of WMDW as perceived by recruitment agency managers, in violation to the ILO Convention No. 189.
This project, titled “Justifying abuse of women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon: the opinion of recruitment agencies”, has been published in the journal “Gaceta Sanitaria”.
To access the article: http://www.gacetasanitaria.org/en-justifying-abuse-women-migrant-domestic-avance-S0213911118302474
Members of the Observatory are currently undergoing training for the Visual Health Project expected to be implemented in January 2018.
The Observatory has produced a research project in collaboration with SKOUN NGO, titled “Effectiveness of Opioid Substitution Treatment in Lebanon”, which has been published in the journal “Harm Reduction”.
A short report titled “HIV/AIDS in Syria and the response of the National Aids Program during the war” will soon be published. This study was conducted by the Observatory member Dr Ali Ghaddar under the workgroup “Infection Control”.
A link to the report will be uploaded under the tab “Journal Publications” once published.
The Observatory of Public Policies & Health has formed a committee to validate nutrition policies in its project “Nutrition Policies” in the workgroup “Community Nutrition”.