As a follow-up to yesterday's post, here is a list of some essential reading recommended by Jeff Crisp, Head of UNHCR's Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES), specifically relating to refugee health. Most articles are free or open access.
"Child Acute Malnutrition and Mortality in Populations Affected by Displacement in the Horn of Africa, 1997–2009," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 9, no. 3 (March 2012) [text]
"If You Could Only Choose Five Psychotropic Medicines: Updating the Interagency Emergency Health Kit," PLoS Medicine, vol. 8, no. 5: e1001030 (May 2011) [text]
"Measles — Horn of Africa, 2010–2011," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 61, no. 34 (Aug. 2012) [text]
"Neonatal Survival Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies: A Survey of Current Practices and Programs," Conflict and Health 6:2 (July 2012) [text]
"Reportable Neurologic Diseases in Refugee Camps in 19 Countries," Neurology, vol. 79, no. 9 (Aug. 2012) [abstract]
- Even though the complete text of this article is not available online, you can listen to a free podcast interview with one of the author's (scroll down to 28 Aug. 2012) and take a related Continuing Medical Education (CME) exam online.
"Refugee Site Health Service Utilization: More Needs to be Done," American Journal of Disaster Medicine, vol. 6, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2011) [abstract]
"Six Rapid Assessments of Alcohol and Other Substance Use in Populations Displaced by Conflict," Conflict and Health 5:1 (Feb. 2011) [text]
"The State of the World's Refugees: Adapting Health Responses to Urban Environments," JAMA, vol. 308, no. 7 (Aug. 2012) [text]
"United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Feeding Program Performance in Kenya and Tanzania: A Retrospective Analysis of Routine Health Information System Data," Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 2 (June 2012) [abstract]
- See also related article published earlier by same authors.
"Utilization of Outpatient Services in Refugee Settlement Health Facilities: A Comparison by Age, Gender, and Refugee Versus Host National Status," Conflict and Health 5:19 (Sept. 2011) [text]