Past Event

Workshop on Refugee Health: Responding to Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies

October 19, 2015 - October 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Kocatepe Mahallesi, Topçu Cd. No:2, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Workshop on Refugee Health: Responding to Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies

Date and Time: October 19, 2015 Opening Event 6:00pm-7:30pm

October 20, 2015 Workshop Day 8:00 am-5:30pm

Venue: Point Hotel Taksim

ICAP at Columbia University, the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Global Centers | Turkey invited health practitioners, researchers and policy makers to attend a workshop on refugee health. The workshop was part of a recently launched long-term initiative, Responding to Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies: A Policy Imperative, which aims to produce policy-relevant research on the changing health needs of refugees in the 21st century. The project focuses on Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.

The workshop featured distinguished scholars from Columbia University, representatives from the Ministry of Health, scholars and civil society representatives working on public health and examined policies and practices guiding access to health services for Syrian refugees.

The power point presentations of the workshop speakers and videos of the sessions are available:

Opening Event

Welcome: Ipek Cem Taha (Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul)

Speaker 1: Kanuni Keklik (Ministry of Health)

Speaker 2: Alaa Abou Zeid (World Health Organization)

Speaker 3: Wafaa El-Sadr Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies

Questions and Answers (Q&A) Session:

Session 1 (Panel discussion): The Changing Health Needs of Refugeees in Turkey and the Region

Speaker 1: Fouad M. Fouad The Changing Health Needs of Syrian Refugees in the Region

Speaker 2: Bülent Herek Istanbul Public Health Directorate

Speaker 3: Melikşah Ertem Suriyeli Göçmenler Özelinde Türkiye’de Göçmenlerin Sağlık Gereksinimleri

Questions and Answers (Q&A) Session:

Session 2 (Presentation): The Science of Childhood Adversity: Implications for Syrian Children

Presenter: Neil Boothby Science of Childhood Adversity: Implications for Syrian Refugee Children

Session 3 (Panel discussion): The Health Needs of Refugee Women and Children

Speaker 1: Rejin Kebudi The Health Needs of Refugee Children: Children with Cancer

Speaker 2: Zeynep Şimşek (English) Reproductiveandmentalhealthcareneedsanda healthpromotionmodel forrefugeelivingin Sanliurfacity center

     Zeynep Şimşek (Türkçe) Şanlıurfa il merkezinde Suriyeli mülteci kadınların üreme ve ruh sağlığı ihtiyaçları; Suriyeli mültecilerin sağlığını geliştirme modeli

Session 4 (Presentation and interactive case study): Methodologic Challanges and Innovations in Assessing Violence, Seperation and Psychosocial Health

Presenter: Lindsay Stark Methodological challenges and innovations in assessing violence, separation and psychosocial health in emergencies

Part I:

Part II:

Session 5 (Panel discussion): Refugee Health: Educating the Future Workforce for Refugee Health

Speaker 1: Neil Boothby Public Health and Humanitarian Systems Training

Speaker 2: Sibel Sakarya Educating the Future Workforce for Refugee Health: Experiences from Marmara Medical School

Speaker 3: Perihan Torun Capacity building in refugee research through Health Needs Assessment

Outcome (Key Themes of the workshop):