Healthcare provision for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers and refugees often face particular health risks and issues and require appropriate healthcare. Several studies have been mandated by the FOPH on their situation and how to improve their health care.

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") or (in German) on the following website: Gesundheitsversorgung für Asylsuchende

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

Further information

migesplus: a portal for health equity

This competence center provides health information in the languages of migrants living in Switzerland.

Community Interpreting

Quality assurance, interpreting services and studies on improving communication in the health sector.

Last modification 22.06.2022

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Health Equity Section
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