Details of these new resources were originally found on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog produced by Elisa Mason.
New Reports and Publications on Health Issues:
Health Care in Danger: The Responsibilities of Health-care Personnel Working in Armed Conflicts and Other Emergencies (ICRC, Aug. 2012) [text]
Household Based Survey of Retrospective Mortality Rates, Prevalence of Malnutrition, Vaccination Coverage and Basic Needs: Yida Refugee Camp Unity State, South Sudan (MSF, Aug. 2012) [text]
“Inequalities in Mortality among Refugees and Immigrants Compared to Naative Danes: A Historical Prospective Cohort Study,” BMC Public Health 12:757 (Sept. 2012) [open access text]
“Mental Health of Asylum Seekers: A Cross-sectional Study of Psychiatric Disorders,” BMC Psychiatry 12:114 (Aug. 2012) [open access text]
Narrowing Our Moral Community of Concern: A Critique of Canada’s New Refugee Policies (Access Denied, July 2012) [text]
“The Psychological Problems of North Korean Adolescent Refugees Living in South Korea,” Psychiatry Investigation, vol. 9, no. 3 (Sept. 2012) [open access text]
“Risky Alcohol Use among Reproductive-age Men, not Women, in Mae La Refugee Camp, Thailand, 2009,” Conflict and Health 6:7 (Sept. 2012) [open access text]
“Seroprevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Prior Immunity in Immigrants and Refugees: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” PLoS ONE 7(9): e44611 (Sept. 2012) [open access text]
Refugee Health Bibliography:
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here is a list of some essential reading recommended by Jeff Crisp, Head of UNHCR’s Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES), specifically relating to refugee health. Most articles are free or open access.
“Child Acute Malnutrition and Mortality in Populations Affected by Displacement in the Horn of Africa, 1997–2009,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 9, no. 3 (March 2012) [text]
“If You Could Only Choose Five Psychotropic Medicines: Updating the Interagency Emergency Health Kit,” PLoS Medicine, vol. 8, no. 5: e1001030 (May 2011) [text]
“Measles — Horn of Africa, 2010–2011,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 61, no. 34 (Aug. 2012) [text]
“Neonatal Survival Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies: A Survey of Current Practices and Programs,” Conflict and Health 6:2 (July 2012) [text]
“Reportable Neurologic Diseases in Refugee Camps in 19 Countries,” Neurology, vol. 79, no. 9 (Aug. 2012) [abstract]
- Even though the complete text of this article is not available online, you can listen to a free podcast interview with one of the author’s (scroll down to 28 Aug. 2012) and take a related Continuing Medical Education (CME) exam online.
“Refugee Site Health Service Utilization: More Needs to be Done,” American Journal of Disaster Medicine, vol. 6, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2011) [abstract]
“Six Rapid Assessments of Alcohol and Other Substance Use in Populations Displaced by Conflict,” Conflict and Health 5:1 (Feb. 2011) [text]
“The State of the World’s Refugees: Adapting Health Responses to Urban Environments,” JAMA, vol. 308, no. 7 (Aug. 2012) [text]
“United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Feeding Program Performance in Kenya and Tanzania: A Retrospective Analysis of Routine Health Information System Data,” Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 2 (June 2012) [abstract]
- See also related article published earlier by same authors.
“Utilization of Outpatient Services in Refugee Settlement Health Facilities: A Comparison by Age, Gender, and Refugee Versus Host National Status,” Conflict and Health 5:19 (Sept. 2011) [text]