Refugee Health Vancouver is a practical resource to support clinicians who provide care to refugees in British Columbia.
Need a patient handout on diabetes in Farsi? Looking for a Spanish-speaking dentist in Vancouver who offers reduced fees? Not sure what convention refugees are, why they would flee Myanmar, or how you can bill to care for them? This site pulls together the answers for you.
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See Intestinal parasites – Strongyloides and Schistosoma: evidence review for newly arriving immigrants and refugees from Canadian Guidelines on Immigrant Health. July 2011.
Eggs of Schistosoma haematobium surrounded by intense infiltrates of eosinophils and other inflammatory cells. CDC/Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr., 1973.
Per Intestinal parasites – Strongyloides and Schistosoma: evidence review for newly arriving immigrants and refugees from Canadian Guidelines on Immigrant Health. July 2011:
"A two-day course of ivermectin (200 µg/kg orally once daily) is the preferred treatment strategy for strongyloidiasis, however among refugees from Loa loa endemic areas of the world, a seven-day course of albendazole (400 mg orally twice daily) should be used."
African countries NOT endemic for Loa loa
|Côte d'Ivoire||Malawi||South Africa|
African countries endemic for Loa loa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Burundi||Equatorial Guinea||Sierra Leone|
|Central African Republic||Gabon||Uganda|
Strongyloides filariform larva. CDC/Dr. Mae Melvin. 1974.
Translated educational handouts on health issues.
Dentists, physiotherapists and other community resources who speak other languages, accept IFH or offer reduced fees.
An overview of the main countries from which Canada receives refugees, with a focus on political and health issues.