Innovative Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Long-Term View
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Describe the burden of disease of the displaced Syrian population Differentiate between the traditional, short-term approach to management of humanitarian crises and a long-term, comprehensive view Identify innovative programs, which address the challenges of the Syrian crisis and discuss their implications for the care of refugee populations in the Middle East and around the world
Keyword(s): Refugees, Health Care Delivery
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I served as the health sector research coordinator for the Harvard Syrian Refugee study group, an initiative which explores the health literature, seeking innovative, sustainable solutions for the Syrian refugee crisis. in 2014, I worked as Chief Resident in the American University of Beirut Family Medicine Department, caring for Syrian refugees in community and mobile clinics in Lebanon. My current research is a community-based intervention involving Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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