Global Mental Health and Migration Research and Training Program

University of Illinois at Chicago

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The UIC Global Mental Health and Migration Research and Training Program (GMHM) is funded by the John E. Fogarty International Center under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

UIC’s GMHM Program addresses the adverse impact of migration on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD), specifically in the area of mental illness and physical comorbidities.The overall aim of this program is to build research capacity in low- and middle-income countries concerning this major global health problem. It focuses on migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia from two of the world’s highest migrant sending countries, Kosovo and Tajikistan, both Muslim majority LMICs.

GMHM is designed to improve the abilities of policymakers, practitioners, and educators in Kosovo and Tajikistan to deal with migration-associated mental and physical illnesses for their citizens both at home and abroad. This program supports the University of Illinois at Chicago to work with leading research institutions in Kosovo and Tajikistan to train postdoctoral researchers and build centers of expertise in non-communicable disease research that will be part of a Chicago-Prishtina-Dushanbe Network (CPDN).

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