Burmese Refugee Health Profile
This nineteen-page report provides resettlement agencies, clinicians, and public health providers with health and cultural information about Burmese refugees resettling in the U.S. It offers background about the history of Myanmar (formerly Burma), its ethnic groups, and their cultural approach to healthcare. It outlines movement from camps in Thailand and Malaysia, provides statistical information about access to health care, and offers insights about concerns such as malnutrition, immunizations, reproductive health, and gender-based violence. The document contains detailed insights about health conditions for post-arrival medical screening of Burmese refugees, including communicable diseases, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, non-communicable disease, nutrition, and mental health. It identifies the priority health conditions of Burmese refugees as Hepatitis B and intestinal parasites.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.