Asylum seekers often face particular health risks and issues and require appropriate healthcare. A number of studies are currently being carried out on this topic on behalf of the FOPH.
We support various activities and research projects designed to analyse and improve the quality of healthcare provision for asylum seekers. A study on healthcare for traumatised asylum seekers is already available (see "Documents" in the infobox below). It provides an insight into how experts rate the care situation regarding mental health and sets out recommendations for improved care of traumatised asylum seekers.
Information on further studies on the health of asylum seekers can be found (in German) at: Laufende Forschungsprojekte zu gesundheitlicher Chancengleichheit
Information on the prevention of communicable diseases in asylum centres is available (in German) at: Infektionskontrolle für Asylsuchende
Last modification 14.01.2020