Rapid Assessment of Health Status and Preventive Medicine Needs of Kampuchean Refugees in Thailand

Development of surveillance system to identify health problems among Kampuchean (Cambodian) refugees in 1979 and target interventions accordingly.

 

Objectives:

  • List health problems common among refugee populations;
  • Identify sources of health information on persons living in refugee camps;
  • Calculate crude and age-specific mortality and morbidity rates;
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different survey methods for assessing the health needs of a displaced population; and
  • Use anthropometric data to determine nutritional status of the population.
Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Thailand
Year: 
1992
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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