Professional article

Réfugiés d’Ukraine : comment répondre à leurs besoins de santé en période de crise migratoire ?

Published inRevue Médicale Suisse, vol. 19, no. 834, p. 1298-1304
Publication date2023-07-05
First online date2023

February 2022: Russia attacks Ukraine. Anticipating the wave of refugees generated by this war, the Geneva University Hospitals create a Ukraine Task Force. In this context, the Programme Santé Migrants (PSM), a reference consultation for refugees, realises that it will not be able to cope with the number of those coming from Ukraine in addition to the others, and creates a parallel structure: the PSM bis. The article describes how it was set up and the challenges that were faced, in particular: express training of staff in ambulatory medicine in a context of migratory crisis, focus on early identification of mental health problems and their management. This experience highlights the importance of a coordinated, interdisciplinary, and culturally adapted approach to responding to a crisis situation.

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Armed Conflicts
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Ethnicity
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Medicine
  • Mental Disorders / ethnology
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Needs Assessment
  • Refugees
  • Transients and Migrants
Citation (ISO format)
KAMOUN, Pierre-David, PRASAD, Pawan, DURIEUX-PAILLARD, Sophie. Réfugiés d’Ukraine : comment répondre à leurs besoins de santé en période de crise migratoire ? In: Revue Médicale Suisse, 2023, vol. 19, n° 834, p. 1298–1304. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.834.1298
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