Refugee Health Care, Diseases and challenges

  • Tarig Fadlallah Altahir Ahmed, Reshma Fateh, Sandy Badai, Ian Vink, Abdelnasir Mustafa Elawad Mohamed, Avalon University School of Medicine
  • Narendra Sai Varma Delta


The objective of this article to provide an overview of refugee health and emphasis on Health issues relevant to screening and in the first few months of resettlement. Also, discuss the most common Infectious diseases among with refugees and emphasizes the role of handling and dealing with refugee’s health issues especially related to infectious and endemic diseases. The field of refugee health has developed tremendously in current years. Refugees are a varied group as they originate from different portions of the world and each immigrant’s track to relocation is various. Therefore, risk factors for disease are not uniform among all immigrant people. Though, there are some uniting landscapes. Immigrants come from parts of the world where disease demographics are frequently dissimilar from those of the republics they relocate in (1). Certain communicable illnesses and nutritional deficiencies are more shared in some republics of origin. Some refugee inhabitants have a cardiovascular danger profile similar to that of the Western world. Chronic pain and other bodily signs are predominant in many immigrants. By meaning, they have all skilled some form of harassment, and psychiatric disease is often an important part of their performance. Communal factors counting access to fitness care greatly impact the level of defensive care refugees have established. Lastly, refugees are a varyingly multicultural group, and delivery of culturally subtle health care is of supreme importance (2) Numerous fitness care providers encounter refugees in their repetition, and there is an increasingly essential for them to acquaint themselves with fitness issues exact to immigrants. Main care practitioners are typically the first point of interaction for refugees within the United States fitness care system when they are seen for a screening medical examination soon after entrance in the country. (2) Theoretical organizations have begun to comprise topics on immigrant health in their curriculum as trainees are frequently called upon to provide care for refugees. Immigrant fitness is also part of worldwide health, and this course will be useful in worldwide health curricula for medical and community fitness students. Immigrants are exclusively vulnerable population. With suitable support, many immigrants can and do prosper in their new culture. Providing suitable physical and mental fitness care can go a long way in serving immigrants in their journey to a fit and creative life. Numerous breadwinners want to care for refugees but lack the essential knowledge and incomes. My hope is that this course will be valuable to seal this hole. (2)

How to Cite
Mustafa Elawad Mohamed, T. F. A. A. R., & Sai Varma Delta, N. (2018). Refugee Health Care, Diseases and challenges. International Invention of Scientific Journal, 2(03). Retrieved from