Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cholera Epidemic Hits Refugee Population in Haiti

Emergency water sanitation centers have been setup, but one wonders why massive efforts to keep the water supply clean, and educate the population with regards to handwashing, have not been taken early. Of course a major problem is that hundreds … Continue reading

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Migration, Refugees, and Health Risks

Little attention has been given to the health consequences of migration. These consequences not only impact the immigrants but they also affect the communities in which they move in. Immigrants have a range of health issues which can be debilitating … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness for refugees and immigrant women

In an effort to promote breast cancer awareness, prevention and early detection to the refugee and immigrant community living in Utah, the Comunidades Unidas/Communities United (CU) has a program where they train Multicultural Breast Cancer trainers and educators to help … Continue reading

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Refugees in camps vulnerable to diseases

Conditions in refugee camps usually makes the refugees vulnerable to both infectious and communicable diseases which in general endangers the health of refugees. In most cases the refuges lack access clean water, food, proper shelter, sanitation and to health facilities.  The … Continue reading

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