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MARCH 4th – 9:30am to 4:30pm – IC130
Population Health and Policy Conference (PHPC) presents Health in Crisis- a conference that brings students and members of the health community together to explore the inequities, accomplishments and perspectives of refugee health. The health of those forced to flee from their home countries is a major priority to us and we hope to share these perspectives with you.
Among forcibly displaced populations in developing countries, the top five killers of children under the age of five are malaria, malnutrition, measles, diarrhea and respiratory tract infections which are all diseases that can be treated. The use measles immunization, nutritional support, control of communicable diseases and epidemics, implementation of the reproduction health measures and public health surveillance are all methods to reduce these diseases. Compared to other immigrants, refugees report more physical, emotional, and dental problems and, compared to those born in Canada, they have higher rates of infections and chronic diseases that are both treatable and preventable.
All of us here at UTIHP are committed to believe that refugees should enjoy access to health services to the same degree to that of the host population. Our aim is to bring awareness of the current refugee crisis and to improve the health status of these individuals.
If you want to learn more about the current refugee health crisis and how you can get involved please join us on March 4 from 9:30-4:30 as we touch base on these important topics.
Food and refreshments will be provided. We will also be selling handmade bracelets and the proceeds will go directly to an organization involved in the current refugee health crisis.