The international community has identified migrant health as a priority area. There is increasing evidence that migrant communities access and use of health care services differently that do host populations and that migrant status is associated with compromised access to healthcare. The health of urban migrants in Nairobi is a particularly important issue, as it is estimated that 500 new migrants arrive in the Eastleight area of NAirobi each week. The Migration Health Division of the IOM Nairobi, is committed to identifying migrant health programming gaps and priorities, with a focus on maternal and early childhood health. The pilot project was conducted to refine and test the study protocol, to inform a larger study to take place in the near future. It is the result of a partnership between the School of Nursing, McGill Unibversity in Montreal, CAnada, the IOM Migration Health DEpartment in Nairobi, Kenya, and the clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
International Organization for Migration