Refugees & Immigrants


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions Read More

A Medical Provider’s Perspective on Treating Undocumented U.S. Immigrants

As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need Read More


Transnationalism and health: A systematic literature review on the health practices and behaviors of migrants

Publication date: June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 183 Author(s): Laura Villa-Torres, Tonatiuh González-Vázquez, Paul J.

A crisis of protection and safe passage: violence experienced by migrants/refugees

Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016.

Creating Healthier Communities in India — and now Chicago

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease — are one of the 21st century’s greatest health and development challenges, and have become the leading cause of death in most regions of the world. I founded Arogya World 7 years ago to do something about this. Since then, together with like-minded people and like-minded organizations, we’ve implemented innovative programs in India that take prevention to people where they live, work and learn. These programs have been proven to be effective in helping children and adults change behavior and lead healthier lives — as well as share what they’ve learned with friends and family. I am passionate about this work, and encouraged by the progress we have made

When resilience means leaving your home and making a new one

Along the beach in Mondouku, Côte d’Ivoire, a group of fishermen have just returned with their catch. Many of them come from neighboring Ghana, and they tell us that they come to the Ivorian part of the coast because there are more fish here. Still, they explain that the fish are smaller in size and number compared to previous years. The beach they are sitting on is lined with small hotels and cabanas destroyed in a storm surges over the past few years.

To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

CROI 2017: With free treatment for citizens, but not for immigrants, Botswana sees progress,…

Categories: CROI 2017SEATTLE – On one hand, Botswana stands before the world, and certainly before its nearest neighbors as a model of determined and successful policies that confront one of the largest HIV burdens in the world. With possibly 22 percent of people there living with the virus, the country still is considered close to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 […](Read more…)

Lack Of Funding Presents Hurdle To Refugees Seeking Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health…

BMJ Blogs: Danielle Solomon: The global gag rule is only one of many barriers to contraceptive access Danielle Solomon, specialist registrar in genitourinary medicine and HIV at the Mortimer Market Centre in London, discusses the Mexico City policy in the context of other barriers to access to sexual and reproductive health education and services in conflict situations.…More

[Comment] Evolving migrant crisis in Europe: implications for health systems

The 2016 UN high-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York (NY, USA)1 provided a historic opportunity to engage world leaders in responding to the health dimensions of mass migration. Despite the magnitude of the phenomenon and its potential for changing global as well as national health patterns, the response to date has been, at best, variable.2,3 At worst, it has been an example of national and international benign neglect. The health sector has been especially passive on this issue.

More Than 100 Biotech Company Leaders Warn Trump Administration’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S….

The Hill: Drug researchers warn Trump’s travel ban will hurt anti-disease work “More than 100 leaders in the biotech community warned President Trump that his travel ban could deeply damage U.S. leadership in the development of new medicines. In a letter published in Nature Biotech, a top scientific journal, founders and leaders of biotechnology companies…More

Increase in imported malaria in the Netherlands in asylum seekers and VFR travellers

Malaria is a notifiable disease in the Netherlands, a non-endemic country.

Emigrating young physicians leave Greece with an aging health workforce

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Deplorable conditions in French ‘Refugee Camp’

Link:  Deplorable conditions in French ‘Refugee Camp’

Smoking and heavy drinking patterns in rural, urban and rural-to-urban migrants: the PERU…

Previous studies have found mixed results about cigarette and alcohol consumption patterns among rural-to-urban migrants.

Drug-Resistant Malaria Cases Imported To U.K. From African Nations Pose Warning For Continent,…

NPR: Drug-Resistant Malaria Turns Up In The U.K. “…Resistance to artemisinin-based medications has been slowly developing in Southeast Asia. And now these malaria wonder drugs look like they may be starting to lose their mojo in Africa, too. Late in 2015, health officials in Britain for the first time came across a cluster of malaria…More

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