Fox Fellow addresses chronic health needs of refugee population

Jude Alawa, a Fox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, recently coauthored an article in the Council on Foreign Relations titled, “A Silent Crisis: The Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases in Refugee Settings.”  In November, Alawa attended a meeting of the Council of Councils in Paris, where he joined policy experts to discuss the most pressing foreign policy challenges facing the international community. Alongside the Director of Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow Thomas Bollyky, he presented policy recommendations on how stakeholders should address the changing health profile of refugees and the rise in chronic noncommunicable diseases among displaced populations. In this article, they describe strategies to effectively address the chronic health needs of today’s refugee population.