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News from the AG 2

10 February 2020
Wie Wohlstand in Entwicklungsländern zur Krebsfalle wird”: News story in "Welt" with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues on economic development and changing disease patterns.
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03 February 2020
With the beginning of February, Judith Wenner (MSc)  has joined as new staff member and will strengthen our scientific team. 

15 January 2020
In January, the department welcomes new academic staff: Mr. Diogo Costa (PhD) has joined the team and will enrich our department with his prior experience in Portugal, Angola and Lithuania. 

06 January 2020
New publication on ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations among asylum seekers in Germany published in "BMJ Open":
"Effects of introducing a walk-in clinic on ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations among asylum seekers in Germany: a single-centre pre-post intervention study using medical records"
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29 October 2019
What is the evidence on availability and integration of refugee and migrant health data in health information systems in the WHO European Region?":
The World Health Organization (Regional Office for Europe) has published a report on availability and integration of refugee and migrant health data in health information systems in theWHO European Region. The findings are meant to support the 53 member states of the WHO European Region in improving the data situation through international coordination processes and national action.

The study, commissioned by WHO, was conducted under the direction of Professor Kayvan Bozorgmehr.
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18 September 2019
Negotiating access to health care for asylum seekers in Germany":

The World Health Organization (Regional Office for Europe) recently published a book on "Health Diplomacy: spotlight on refugees and migrants". The publication examines the situation of refugees and migrants from the perspective of health diplomacy. Acknowledging the intrinsic linkages between these issues, this perspective regards health as a political process analogous to other policy spheres (e.g. foreign policy) that requires diplomacy or reconciliation, as well as the negotiation of different points of view and interests.

In their chapter, Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and Prof. Oliver Razum (AG3) examine the introduction of the electronic health card for asylum seekers in Germany from this perspective.
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12 August 2019
Niemand flieht aus Aleppo, um sich die Zähne machen zu lassen”: News story in German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine" with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Prof. Oliver Razum (AG 3) and Steffen Kratochwill of Heidelberg University Hospital.
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05 August 2019
New publication in cooperation with Heidelberg University Hospital published in "BMJ Global Health":
"The impact of patient-held health records on continuity of care among asylum seekers in reception centres: a cluster-randomised stepped wedge trial in Germany."
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15 July 2019
New publication from the RESPOND project published in "Emerging Themes in Epidemiology":
"Health monitoring among asylum seekers and refugees: a state-wide, cross-sectional, population-based study in Germany"
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05 July 2019
New DFG Research Group on Refugee Migration and Health Inequality":
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a research group at the University of Bielefeld, with around three million euros to investigate health inequalities using the example of the health of refugees. Their findings are intended to help improve the health system for other disadvantaged groups as well. The group’s spokesperson is Professor Dr. Oliver Razum (AG 3) and Professor Dr. Kayvan Bozorgmore (AG 2) will be the deputy spokesperson, both of whom come from the School of Public Health.
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14 June 2019
New publication from the PRICARE project published in the Bundesgesundheitsblatt:
"Health and primary care surveillance among asylum seekers in reception centres in Germany: concept, development, and implementation".
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28 May 2019
Today, the AG 2 participates in a workshop on the topic "Medical care of asylum seekers in reception centers". Together with various persons in charge and participants from six federal states, the goal is to exchange views on different care models, discuss them and identify “best practices”. The workshop is part of the RESPOND project.

27 May 2019
With the participation of Prof. Bozorgmehr, the WHO Compendium "Health system response to large-scale migration in the WHO European Region" will be published today at a launch event in Heidelberg.
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15 April 2019
In April, the department welcomes two new academic staff:
Mrs. Victoria Saint (MMedSc) and Mr. Amir Mohsenpour (medical doctor) strengthen the team and support Prof. Bozorgmehr in the further development of AG 2.

01 March 2019
On 1 March 2019, Prof. Dr. med. Kayvan Bozorgmehr takes over as head of the AG 2 department of Population Medicine and Health Services Research in the School of Public Health. A warm welcome!

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News from AG 2

10 February 2020
Wie Wohlstand in Entwicklungsländern zur Krebsfalle wird”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

Go to article (German only)

03 February 2020
New staff in the AG 2: Starting with February, we are glad to welcome Ms. Judith Wenner (MSc) as new staff member in our team.

15 January 2020
New staff in the AG 2: We are glad to welcome Mr. Diogo Costa (PhD) as new staff member in our team.

06 January 2020
New publication on ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations among asylum seekers in Germany published in "BMJ Open":
Go to article

29 October 2019
New WHO publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr:
"What is the evidence on availability and integration of refugee and migrant health data in health information systems in the WHO European Region?"
Go to WHO report

18 September 2019
New WHO publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and Prof. Razum (AG 3):
Negotiating Access to Health Care for Asylum Seekers in Germany"
Go to WHO report

12 August 2019
Niemand flieht aus Aleppo, um sich die Zähne machen zu lassen”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.
Go to article (German only)

05 August 2019
New paper in cooperation with the University Hospital Heidelberg published in "BMJ Global Health":
Go to article

15 July 2019
New paper from the RESPOND project published in "Emerging Themes in Epidemiology":
Go to article

05 July 2019
New DFG Research Group on Refugee Migration and Health Inequalities:
More (German only)

14 June 2019
New publication from the PRICARE project published in the Bundesgesundheitsblatt:
Go to article

28 May 2019
AG 2 attends a workshop of the RESPOND project in Heidelberg:
Medical care of asylum seekers in reception centers
Go to RESPOND

27 May 2019
New WHO Compendium with the participation of Prof. Bozorgmehr
Go to the compendium

15 April 2019
New staff in the AG 2: Ms. Victoria Saint (MMedSc) and Mr. Amir Mohsenpour (medical doctor) have joined the team.

01 March 2019
Warm welcome:
In March, Prof. Dr. med. Kayvan Bozorgmehr takes over as head of the AG 2 department Population Medicine and Health Services Research

 

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