Journal article

Promoting the inclusion of Afghan women and men in research: reflections from research and community partners involved in implementing a 'proof of concept' project

Elisha Riggs, Jane Yelland, Josef Szwarc, Sue Casey, Donna Chesters, Philippa Duell-Piening, Sayed Wahidi, Fatema Fouladi, Stephanie Brown



INTRODUCTION: With mounting evidence that poor maternal and child health outcomes are related to the social determinants of health, researchers need to engage with vulnerable and isolated communities to gather the evidence that is essential to determine appropriate solutions. Conventional research methods may not ensure the degree and quality of participation that is necessary for meaningful study findings. Participatory methods provide reciprocal opportunities for often excluded communities to both take part in, and guide the conduct of research. METHOD/DESIGN: The Having a baby in a new country research project was undertaken to provide evidence about how women and men of refugee backgroun..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge funding support of the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) Research Program which is funded by the Sidney Myer Fund and William Buckland Foundation, and the support of the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. JY is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (2014-2017) and SB is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012-2015).