Refugee Health Profiles

Refugees from Burma: Considerations for Health Providers
Produced by the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) in collaboration with the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Designed for health care professionals and others helping new refugee arrivals adjust to their resettlement communities, this health profile provides basic information about refugees from Burma, their health experiences, and cultural beliefs that may influence their approach to health.

Topics covered in this health profile include:

  • Health care services in Burma
  • Traditional health beliefs and practices of refugees from Burma
  • Awareness of Western medicine
  • Experience with Western medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Sexual health and family planning

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Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile
Produced by Centers for Disease Control, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine

This health profile provides key health and cultural information about Bhutanese refugees resettling in the U.S.  Information was gathered from the World Health Organization (WHO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), U.S. Department of State, and others to create this health profile that will help resettlement agencies, clinicians, and public health providers facilitate appropriate medical screening and interventions for Bhutanese refugees.

The health profile has six components:

  • Priority health conditions
  • Background
  • Population movements
  • Health care and diet in refugee camps
  • Medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees
  • Health information

View the Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile