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Global Health Hot Topics

Global Health Hot Topics

CABI's Global Health database comprehensively covers hot topics that matter.

We regularly select open access content to bring you key research and information on topics of interest. Allowing you to view key information FREE of charge.

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Refugees' health care

For World Refugee Day we have selected items from Global Health about health services for refugees and the medical challenges presented by this vulnerable population.

Large influxes of refugees can place a strain on already stretched services. Routine screening of refugees for a range of illnesses on arrival is common but is it effective?

Some of the papers below consider whether targeted testing is better and the best place for the screening to be done. The experience from the refugees' point of view is also considered.


Open access content

*Refugee health and wellbeing: differences between urban and camp-based environments in sub-Saharan Africa. 

*Humanitarian and medical challenges of assisting new refugees in Lebanon and Iraq.

*Greece: assessing health-system capacity to manage sudden, large influxes of migrants (2015).

*Asylum seekers and the healthcare situation.

*Health vulnerabilities among migrant/mobile populations in urban settings of east and Southern Africa: a regional synthesis of evidence from literature.

A state of limbo - in transition between two contexts: health assessments upon arrival in Sweden as perceived by former Eritrean asylum seekers.

To screen or not to screen? Serological results for screenings in reception facilities for asylum seekers in NRW.

Outcomes analysis of new entrant screening for active tuberculosis in Heathrow and Gatwick airports, United Kingdom 2009/2010.

Economic analysis of the impact of overseas and domestic treatment and screening options for intestinal helminth infection among US-bound refugees from Asia.


*not in PubMed
** Fulltext hosted by CABI


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