For many newcomers in our community, seeking medical treatment isn’t easy especially if they have arrived as refugees. Their traumatic experiences in getting here have put them all at risk, and in need of some form of medical care, if only assessment. Some have pre-existing conditions that have gone untreated, e.g. diabetes or nutritional deficiencies and recurring bouts of malaria; a large number require mental health and trauma counselling.
The Sanctuary Refugee Clinic has been operating since 2013 and has grown from 6 to more than 2600 patients. Of these, almost 47% are youth under the age of 20.Read More