Focused Discussions, Race & Society, Regional Studies

Healthcare Access for Single Male Laborers (SML) in Qatar: Research Roundtable II

As part of the partnership between CIRS, and Qatar-based institutions to investigate the current state of healthcare provision to single male labors (SML), a second working group for this project was held on March 13, 2019. Scholars, practitioners, stakeholders, and government entities participated in the working group with the aim to examine SML’s access to healthcare in Qatar, and formulate policy recommendations for improvements of the state of migrants’ health.

The one-day working group served as a follow-up to the April 2018 preliminary brainstorming session. The discussion was divided into four broad themes: overview findings from the first working group, government services to SML, challenges and industry-led interventions; and the healthcare perspective. Experts presented their research and insights to provide a better understanding of migrant workers’ health conditions and healthcare delivery within Qatar.