Ms Silvana Larrea

Program Coordinator
Institution: National Institute of Public Health
Current Insitution Location: Mexico

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Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I am a medical doctor with a speciality in Preventive Medicine and a Master in Public Health. Since I was doing my speciality and my master I started collaborating in projects related to migration and health, mainly related to access to healthcare services for migrants in transit. At present, I am working as a Program Coordinator in the Mexico country office of the Population Council, where we are involved in projects related to access to sexual and reproductive health sevices for undocumented migrant women in Mexico and COVID-19, migration and health in Mexico. In these projects, we are collaborating closely with other organizations and academic institutions.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Disease surveillance
Evidence-based reviews
Health and human rights
Health law
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Preventive medicine
Public Health
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Migrant Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health: An Unmet Need 2019 Co-Investigator The overall aim of this project is to identify and systematize the needs and barriers that undocumented migrant women experience in Mexico when accessing sexual and reproductive health services, as well as interventions that have improved access to these services. In order to achieve this aim, we are carrying out a project divided in three phase: 1) Systematic review of interventions for improving access to sexual and reproductive health services in undocumented migrant women, asylum seekers and refugees in protracted situations: 2) Situation analysis of interventions that are being carried out in Mexico to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services for undocumented migrant women; and, 3) Qualitative study with undocumented migrant women in order to include their perspectives about barriers and needs related to their sexual and reproductive health during their transit through Mexico.

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Migrants in Transit and Asylum Seekers in Mexico: An Epidemiological Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic Ietza Bojorquez, Cesar Infante, Isabel Vieitez, Silvana Larrea, Chiara Santoro 2020