Refugee Health Care: A Handbook for Health Professionals

2012Minister of Health, New Zealand

Health issues related to changes in lifestyle are emerging with the long-term settlement of refugee communities. Reduced physical activity, diets high in fats and sugars, and smoking place refugee groups, particularly those from South Asian, Middle Eastern and African groups, at risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Including refugee groups and their ethnic communities in mainstream prevention, screening and intervention services and iv Refugee Health Care: A handbook for health professionals programmes is of importance in maintaining good health outcomes for settled communities.

Key wordsasylum seekers / mental health / refugee health / refugees

CountriesGlobal / New Zealand

CategoryManuals and guidelines