Healthcare provision for asylum seekers

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. 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. This study and other studies already completed can be found in the infobox below (see "Documents").

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 20.11.2020

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