Health needs and challenges of women and children in Uganda’s refugee settlements: Conceptualising a role for social work

Hadijah Mwenyango, George Palattiyil

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Abstract

With 1.36 million refugees, Uganda has witnessed Africa’s highest refugee crisis and is confronted with the subsequent protection and assistance demands. The Government of Uganda with partners are trying to support refugees to overcome the associated debilitating health conditions and recently shot to prominence in refuge management. Despite this, there are still gaps in health service provision for refugees. This paper discusses the health situation of refugee women and children living in Uganda’s refugee settlements, explores the existing health service gaps and argues that there is a need to extend the role of social work in health services for refugees.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Social Work
Early online date9 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • health
  • health services
  • refugees
  • social work
  • Uganda
  • women and children

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