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

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Jeanette Stehr-Green
Date published
Jan, 1992
Last updated
22 Jan 2020


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

Leanring Objectives:

After completing this case study, the participant should be able to: 

  • 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;
  • Use anthropometric data to determine nutritional status of the population.