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Webinar: Mapping the health trajectory of refugee women in Canada

This webinar is available in English. It will be presented in French on January 10, 2019.

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) continues its series of public health podcasts and webinars on refugee health. This time, the NCCID, in partnership with the National Collaboration Centres for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) and Determinants of Health (NCCDH), offer an overview to public health physicians and policy-makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women.

This webinar will encompass the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health through a gender lens. It will elaborate on how policy influences men and women differently and tends to disadvantage women specifically. In addition, this webinar will present the challenges faced by refugee women in terms of access to care, mental health, trauma (psychiatric needs) and health experiences throughout the process of pregnancy.

Participants will have a chance to discuss problems and practical issues in an interactive Q & A session following the presentation. Registrants are invited to submit questions of interest prior to the webinar to S.M. Zeeshan Qadar at


Bilkis Vissandjée,
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba;
Researcher, Institute of Public Health Research, University of Montreal (IRSPUM)


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