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Category: refugee health

CDC Staffers Take No Refuge From Helping Refugees Around the World

For anybody wondering why CDC has a branch dedicated to helping refugees or why the United Nations has formally recognized World Refugee Day every year since it was created in 2001, the answer can be found in a single, stark statistic: In 2013, a person became a new refugee or internally displaced person every 4.1 Read More >

Posted on by Cyrus Shahpar, MD, MBA, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC Emergency Response and Recovery Branch; and Michelle Dynes, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, RN, EIS Officer/Epidemiologist, CDC Emergency Response and Recovery Branch1 Comment

Voices from the Central African Republic: FELTP residents remain committed to strengthening disease surveillance and outbreak response in CAR

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country in Central Africa, bordered by Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo in the south and Cameroon in the west.  CAR is one of the world’s least developed Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Els Mathieu, Resident Advisor, CAR- FELTP1 CommentTags , , , ,

The Value of CDC’s Work in Thailand

    When I became country director in 2013 the relationships between Thailand’s public health officials and CDC were already strong and well established. That wasn’t surprising. CDC’s collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, after all, began 30 years ago and the partnership has been prospering  – and expanding – ever since. And there is Read More >

Posted on by Mitch Wolfe, MD MPH, Director, CDC-ThailandLeave a commentTags , ,

Mental Health in Bhutanese Refugee Populations

Imagine that you‘ve been driven from your home, deprived of your possessions, made dependent on others, and forced to flee to a foreign country not once, not twice, but three times over the course of your life. You feel isolated and lost without a sense of citizenship or permanent community. Lhotshampas (“People of the South”) Read More >

Posted on by Tony Ao, Sc.D, EIS Officer, CDC Global Disease Detection Branch3 CommentsTags , , ,

CDC in Thailand: Working abroad for global health security

Last week I traveled with the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to visit our office in Thailand and to see first-hand examples of our successful collaboration with Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), other health-related government and public agencies, and other USG agencies. Secretary Sebelius was deeply impressed by the CDC programs Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC DirectorLeave a commentTags , , ,

Focusing on Mental Health in a Humanitarian Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has been two years in the making. It represents the culmination of the conflict between the Syrian government and its own people, a violent conflict that has greatly affected the civilian population and caused Syrians to flee in large numbers. Up to 1,000 people are now leaving the country each day; Read More >

Posted on by Barbara Lopes Cardozo MD MPH, Medical Officer with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, Division of Global Health Protection (proposed)Leave a commentTags , , , , ,
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