Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile
This 21-page document offers resettlement agencies, clinicians, and providers key health and cultural information about Bhutanese Refugees. Since they have been coming to the United States for a short time, some of their health concerns may not be well known. Their priority health conditions are anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, and mental health. The document discusses background, population movements, healthcare and diet in camps, and medical screening of US-bound refugees. It provides health information, describing the disease burden for specific diseases among the Bhutanese refugee community, including communicable diseases such as malaria, intestinal parasites, tuberculosis, Hansen's Disease, infectious hepatitis, HIV, and syphilis. It also outlines pertinent non-communicable diseases and nutritional concerns.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.