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Integrating refugee and host health services in West Nile districts, Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Orach, C. G. en_US
dc.contributor.author De Brouwere, V. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:43:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:43:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0268-1080 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czj007
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-H1B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-HLA en_US
dc.identifier.other HEALTH en_US
dc.identifier.other U-PUBLIC en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/1382
dc.description This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Health Policy and Planning following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Orach CG, De Brouwere V. Health Policy Plan. 2006 Jan;21(1):53-64 is available online at: http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/21/1/53. en_US
dc.description.abstract Refugees are a common feature in Africa and Uganda is no exception. However, Uganda does not have the resources to provide health care to all its own citizens, let alone to refugees. Refugee health services are therefore usually set up and provided separately by international organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). However, such services often end up being the only available or reliable services in a particular location for both host and refugee populations. Yet the host populations are often denied access to these services because, in theory, other services are being provided by their government. The case study in the West Nile region of Uganda describes how host and refugee services were integrated in an attempt to address the concerns of inequity of access to care for host populations, when reasonably good health services were available to nearby refugee populations. The paper identifies and discusses the challenges encountered and those remaining. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject Refugee-host relations en_US
dc.subject Refugees en_US
dc.subject Relief work en_US
dc.subject Health services en_US
dc.subject Integration en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Equity en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.subject Africa, East en_US
dc.title Integrating refugee and host health services in West Nile districts, Uganda en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Health Policy and Planning en_US
dc.citation.volume 21 en_US
dc.citation.pages 53-64 en_US
dc.publisher.place Oxford en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16338948
dc.citation.jabbreviation Health Pol Plann en_US


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