Research & Publications

Research is an integral aspect of HealthServe’s that works quietly in the background. By raising awareness of the problems and issues faced by our migrant brothers, it seeks to not only improve our existing services through quality improvement but also inform our advocacy efforts and push for policy changes. 

Over the years, HealthServe has partnered with many academics, researchers, and students to conduct research projects on issues that might not be evident on the surface. 

Building Bridges: Improving the Lives and Livelihoods of Migrant Construction Workers in Singapore
A research project commissioned by The Majurity Trust and LEAP201
Contributing Authors from HealthServe and Research for Impact
Addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of Covid-19 outbreak among migrant workers in Singapore
A collaborative model between HealthServe and other healthcare stakeholders in the psychosocial response to COVID-19 for migrant workers in Singapore.
This is a local adaptation of the Interim Briefing Note Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak developed by the IASC’s Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. This document seeks to serve as a guiding framework to supplement mental health initiatives on the ground.
Exclusion of Migrant Workers from National UHC Systems—Perspectives from HealthServe, a Non-profit Organisation in Singapore
by Natarajan Rajaraman, Teem-Wing Yip, Benjamin Yi Hern Kuan, and Jeremy Fung Yen Lim
6 Weeks at HealthServe
by Sarah Tan Yingli & Kai Yuan Tey
This report was published in Vector, the Australian Medical Students' Association's official global health journal. You can read the full publication here.
Healthcare-seeking behaviour, barriers and mental health of non-domestic migrant workers in Singapore
by Jia Wei Ang, Colin Chia, Calvin J Koh, Brandon W B Chua, Shyamala Narayanaswamy, Limin Wijaya, Lai Gwen Chan, Wei Leong Goh, Shawn Vasoo
健康是本: health is my capital: a qualitative study of access to healthcare by Chinese migrants in Singapore
by Wai Jia Tam, Wei Leong Goh, Jeffrey Chua and Helena Legido-Quigley
Practical Advice for Doctors Treating Foreign Workers
by Dr Joanna Chan and Dr Dennis Chia
Food Insecurity and Health of Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore: A Culture-Centered Study
by Mohan J. Dutta
Risky Business: Death & Injury on Singapore's Construction Sites
by Stephanie Chok
Health-Seeking Behaviour of Male Foreign Migrant Workers Living in a Dormitory in Singapore
by Weixian Lee et al
Healthcare Seeking Behavior of Migrant Workers in Singapore
by Ashvin S/O Vardza Raju et al
Trading off Health for Wealth: Assessing the Health and Vulnerability of Low Wage Foreign Workers to HIV/STD Infection in Singapore
by Peter Hsu and Ranajit Dastidar