Educational attainment in displaced children with cancer

Carlene Wilson, Amanda D. Hutchinson

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Abstract

Supporting the health of displaced people is a challenge shared by the health system in the location to which they are displaced, non-governmental organisations, and the international community. This challenge is magnified when the host country is struggling with violence, poverty, and an unstable government. The COVID-19 pandemic has added further strain to an already difficult situation, restricting movement both within and between countries. Since 2014, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has rolled out capacity-building projects in countries hosting displaced people, with the aim of providing access to health care for non-communicable diseases. Notwithstanding this effort, the availability and quality of the support available is suboptimal and potentially unsustainable given costs...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1650-1652
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet Oncology
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Displaced persons
  • health care
  • cancer care
  • Child and adolescent
  • educational attainment

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