Webinar: Intersections of refugee women’s health
The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) continues its series of public health podcasts and webinars on refugee health. This time, NCCID, in partnership with National Collaboration Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) and National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), offers an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women.
This webinar encompasses the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health through a gender lens. It elaborates on the ways policy influences men and women differently and potentially disadvantages women specifically. In addition, this webinar presents the challenges faced by refugee women in terms of access to care, mental health, trauma (psychiatric needs) and specific health experiences.
|Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée,
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba;
Researcher, Institute of Public Health Research, University of Montreal (IRSPUM)