Access to care

This series of articles about migrants’ access to healthcare in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia is suppored by Oxfam in the Russian Federation.

Civic society in Kazakhstan helps migrants with tuberculosis to get treated

Kazakhstan is the only CIS country where tuberculosis diagnostics and treatments are available for everyone free of charge. The government provides treatment, while non-governmental organizations provide assistance to patients. Natalia Zholnerova, the head of Amelia Civic Organization, talks about joint attempts of the government and NGOs to fight tuberculosis in Kazakhstan. Migrants from Central Asia

Migrants’ health gets worse five years after living in Russia

In December 2020, Dmitry Poletaev, Director of Migrant Studies Center, published a study named “Health of labor migrants from Eurasian Economic Union in Russia (based on the example of migrants from Kyrgyzstan)”. The document is based on two sociology studies performed by the expert in 2016 and 2017 among labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan. The aim

Coronavirus has not become a ‘migrant disease’ – a study by RANEPA

A study on migrants and coronavirus implemented by the Center of Regional and Urban Studies at the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration.  The study shows that migrants from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have demonstrated responsible behaviors towards coronavirus more than Russians. In July 2020, a group of scientists from RANEPA (Evgeny

Dmitry Poletaev: It is pregnant female migrants who seek an obligatory medical insurance most often

Dmitry Poletaev, Director of the Migration Studies Center , talks about migrants’ attitude towards their health Dmitry Polеtaev, Director of the Migration Studies Center and a leading scientific fellow at the Institute for National Economic Forecasts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is a coauthor of several studies dedicated to migrants and healthcare. According to Dmitry,