Past Meetup

Refugee Health: Opportunities for Innovation and Technology

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In 2017, 68.5 million individuals around the world were forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, persecution, generalized violence, or human rights violations. Of those 65.3 million, 25.4 million people were refugees. When arriving in a new country, refugees face numerous health issues including getting access to affordable and high-quality health care, acute illnesses, infectious diseases and mental health issues. Moreover, refugees might not only have to tackle with their own health issues but also bear the burden of the health and expenses of families and relatives who are left behind.

Join us in this panel discussion to explore varied perspectives on refugee health issues and discuss opportunities for technology and innovation to solve these problems.

Blain Mamo
Refugee Health Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health

Siyad Abdullahi
President and CEO
The Language Banc, Inc
Vice President & Director of Medical Affairs
Pro-Health Care, Inc
Midwest Career Institute