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Health and wellbeing of Bangladeshi workers in Mauritius

Mauritius is an attractive work destination for Bangladeshi workers due to its industrial and cultural similarities. They are, however, subjected to lower wages, long working hours and poor housing. They face major integration problems including little social interaction and xenophobic sentiments. They are deprived of proper legal support, health care and occupational safety. These are often masked as general exploitation without specific consideration of impact on migrants' health and well-being. The project aims to assess the health and well-being of Bangladeshi workers in Mauritius and to bring together a multidisciplinary and multifunctional set of stakeholders from private, public and third sectors who can contribute to research and create policy-related impact for Bangladeshi workers (and other migrant workers) in Mauritius.

Project Team
  • Pratima Sambajee (Principal Investigator)

  • Dora Scholarios

Funding

GCRF pump priming, University of Strathclyde

Partners
  • Dr Imteaz Mohamadhosen (University of Mauritius)

  • Jane Ragoo ( Confederation des travailleurs du secteur prive et publique (CTSP)

  • Reaz Chuttoo (Confederation des travailleurs du secteur prive et publique (CTSP)

  • National Productivity and Competitiveness Council Mauritius

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