The State of the World's Refugees Adapting Health Responses to Urban Environments

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland.
JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association (Impact Factor: 35.29). 08/2012; 308(7):673-4. DOI: 10.1001/2012.jama.10161
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  • No preview · Article · Nov 2012 · JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association
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    ABSTRACT: Provision of health services to urban refugees is challenging given wide dispersal and tenuous legal status, particularly in regions where host population urban residents also face limited access to health care. This study aims to understand Burmese refugee and asylum-seeker experiences accessing health care in New Delhi, India. During March 2012, investigators from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in collaboration with the Chin Human Rights Organization conducted focus group discussions and key informant interviews in New Delhi. Qualitative analysis identified the following three overlapping categories with regard to health care access: discrimination, poor quality health services, and financial barriers to obtaining health care. Of these, discrimination is the most prominent. Efforts to provide health services to urban refugees in New Delhi must address discrimination, in addition to advocating for access to national health systems and reduction of financial barriers, in order to be acceptable to the urban refugee community.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · Refugee Survey Quarterly
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    ABSTRACT: Pediatric refugees are at an increased risk for growth and nutritional deficits. As more children are resettled to the United States, it is important to screen appropriately in order to identify any growth or nutritional issues. Resettled refugee children continue to be at risk for both over- and undernutrition, therefore culturally appropriate education and counseling should be provided to improve long-term health.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2014 · Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care
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