Sabah Boufkhed




Global health, migrant workers, labour exploitation, public health emergencies.


King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute


Sabah Boufkhed is a Research Associate in Global Health at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London. She is working on the Palliative Care aspects of the Research For Health In Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (R4HC-MENA) project; and has led research aiming at evaluating the preparedness of palliative care services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, MENA, India and Asia-Pacific region. Prior to this work, she conducted research on migrant workers and health. She co-developed a conceptual framework of migrants’ labour exploitation for use in public health with multidisciplinary international experts and Latin American immigrant workers in the UK.
Sabah is specialised in migrant workers’ health and exploitation, global health, and preparedness and response to public health emergencies. Sabah has a Licence’s degree in Life Sciences, an MSc in Public Health with specialisation in Epidemiology, and a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Action and Law. She co-founded organisations aiming at empowering and supporting women and ‘minorities’ in science and academia and is a Trustee for a Development NGO.