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Webinar: Intersections of refugee women’s health

This webinar is available in English. It will be presented in French on February 5, 2019.

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 will encompass the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health through a gender lens. It will elaborate the ways policy influences men and women differently and potentially disadvantages 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 specific health experiences.    

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


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


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