On October 4, 2018, CGHSR hosted Dr. Cynthia Maung, Founder and Director of the Mae Tao Clinic, to give the talk, "Lives and challenges of refugees, migrants and displaced people along the Thailand-Burma border".
In August, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized a training in Bangkok, Thailand for United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) clinicians, an effort that drew expertise from over a dozen trainers from the University of Minnesota and its partners.
The University of Minnesota is partnering with the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) to build the Agency’s capacity to perform health screening and health assessments for US-bound refugees. CGHSR organizes trainings in Minnesota, around the world, and online for U.N. physicians, nurses, laboratorians, and other health care professionals. U of M faculty and other partners deliver the training, covering topics such as physical examination; infectious disease diagnosis and treatment; and working with interpreters.
The Global Health Infectious Diseases Specialty Course is comprised of 37 hours of lecture-based content from the University of Minnesota Online Global Health Course. Its primary aim is to prepare infectious disease physicians and other health care providers to address global health, tropical and infectious diseases that affect immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers new resources on supporting refugee children and families, including current information about refugee youth experiences and needs; guidance for providers from various service systems on the healthy adjustment of refugee youth; and access to tools, trainings, and resources related to refugees.