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Refugee Health

  • Ended
  • 7 500 South African rand
  • Pitzer Road

Service Description

This course is designed to provide information on the threats to the health of refugees and asylum seekers, and canvass potential methods to help improve the situation. The focus is global, with a specific focus on refugees settled in developed countries. We begin with this introduction, some definitions and data on numbers. The course is designed to help you: Consider the causes and impacts of health effects within the environment in which refugees find themselves. Cover all issues of importance and concern for the health of refugees (Communicable diseases, Mental health, Violence in camps, Maternal and child health, Human rights, and Access to health services). Present evidence regarding how we should provide healthcare to refugees on settlement in their country of refuge (there is special reference to screening and mental health). Explore the politics surrounding refugees and asylum seekers by showing that it is a global issue, but that it has a special set of resources in South Africa. Describe the size of the refugee and asylum-seeking problem globally, the health problems faced by this group and some of the politics surrounding the issue. There are five (5) modules to complete, which include: Module 1: The Refugee Problem Module 2: Details of Health Effects on Refugees Module 3: Models of Healthcare for Settled Refugees Module 4: Politics - A Global Issue Module 5: What Can We Do? Approximate time for completion of this course is 5 hours at an average reading rate of 144 words/minute.

Contact Details

  • 158 Pitzer Road, Glen Austin AH, Midrand, South Africa


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