Pediatric refugees are at an increased risk for growth and nutritional deficits. As more children are resettled to the United States, it is important to screen appropriately in order to identify any growth or nutritional issues. Resettled refugee children continue to be at risk for bo
A paper on the findings of a qualitative study of the contraception knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of African Australian teenagers and women from a refugee background in Melbourne. In-depth interviews were conducted with sixteen African Australian teenagers and women. Knowledge of c
The social circumstances of parents are critical to their experience of having a baby and refugee background families may encounter particular challenges. The study Having a Baby in a New Country was conducted in order to develop a better understanding of the issues facing refugee bac
This editorial of the 15th issue of the 37th edition of the Australian Prescriber provides a discussion of some of the issues in prescribing medication for refugees. Issues include: communication challenges; appropriate education; cultural beliefs; and cost of medication.
Often new arrivals from refugee backgrounds have experienced poor health and limited access to healthcare services. The maternal and child health (MCH) service in Victoria, Australia, is a joint local and state government operated, cost-free service available to all mothers of childre