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UN Migration Agency Project

Key Contact: William Stauffer | Visit Activity Website

Activity Dates: 2017 to present

Country(ies): Malaysia, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United States

Contact Information

Activity Description

We partner with the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) to build the Agency’s capacity to provide care for US-bound refugees. Around the world, IOM physicians, nurses, laboratorians and other healthcare professionals are relied upon to provide high quality and standardized care to US-bound refugees. This project ensures that these health care workers receive the training necessary to equip them to care for the unique needs of displaced patients. Better care improves health, reduces costs for welcoming countries, decreases risk of transmissible infections, and improves refugee integration into local communities.

Activity Types

Capacity Building

Academic Health Center Units

Medical School
     Department of Medicine

Other Academic Health Center Units
     Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)

School of Nursing

Other Collaborators

University of Minnesota faculty and other experts from numerous disciplines serve as trainers

Partner Organizations

Minnesota Department of Health Refugee and International Health Program
HealthPartners Center for International Health.


United Nations Migration Agency (also known as the International Organization for Migration or IOM)

Activity Topics

Immigrant and Refugee Health