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"Mapping the health trajectory of Refugee Women in Canada"

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National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy & National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health Present……


"Mapping the health trajectory of refugee women in Canada"


Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (CST) (1 pm – 2 pm EST)

This webinar is available in English. It will be presented in French on Feburary 05 2019.

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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) & National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), offer 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 tends to disadvantage 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 health experiences throughout the process of pregnancy.

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 sheikh.qadar@umanitoba.ca.

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Access instructions will be posted on Eventbrite page and will be e-mail to registrants prior to the webinar.

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Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée is a full professor in the University’s Faculty of Nursing, a researcher at the institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM), and the CSSS Research and Training Centre. Mountain. (Team Migration, Ethnicity, Health and Social Services, METISS), of which is a co-founder. She is also a member of the Tuberculosis Montreal Interdisciplinary Research team.

Her main research interest is in the challenges of providing quality care in a multiethnic context, taking into account gender, ethnicity, immigration experiences and equity. Among her actions related to gender, gender and migration issues, she has worked with various NGOs to develop and implement programs for newcomers to Canada with conditions such as tuberculosis, type2 diabetes, and adapted to their context. Her contributions to the scientific community, in collaboration with national and international partners, highlights the importance of issues related to gender, migration experience and ethnicity in developing strategies to promote health in Canada.


Note: Funding for the series was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The opinions expressed are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Public Health Agency of Canada or the host organization, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease (NCCID), National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) & National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH).

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