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Migrant Communities and Health Network

There are 244 million international migrants globally (or 3.3% of the world’s population)"

About the Network

Migrant Communities and Health (MICH) Network is an initiative composed of Researchers, Postdocs and PhD students at Karolinska Institutet with the aim to address knowledge gaps, explore research interests, and engage in teaching opportunities relevant to the health of migrants, refugees, and ethnic minorities in Sweden.

Our Aims

  • Collaborate with and support the research on migrant health in Sweden

  • Create a space for sharing insights from research, both with other researchers and community actors

  • Create a forum for investigating and understanding the Swedish system relevant to migrant health and staying up-to-date on policy changes

  • Offer opportunities for earning credits via eg. journal clubs or seminar series

  • Offer a welcoming and supportive network for potential researchers, postdocs and PhD students

Collaborating Research Groups

The MICH Network operates with cross-disciplinary research groups at Karolinska Institutet.

Research topics

  • Infectious diseases, TB and HIV among newly arrived migrants in Stockholm
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights among migrants
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among immigrants in disadvantaged areas of Stockholm
  • Mental health screening among newly arrived migrants
  • Immigrant mental health and social integration
  • Risk behaviours and policies
  • And more...


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