Author: Katherine Anastas

Katherine writes for The Borgen Project from San Francisco, CA. Her academic interests include journalism and sociology. Katherine studied abroad in London during her first year of college, and was able to travel Europe extensively. She was even able to hike across a portion of Iceland!

SEATTLE — Infectious diseases, such as HIV and tuberculosis (TB), often hit internally displaced people (IDP) and refugees hardest due to restricted access to both primary healthcare facilities and public health information. This has certainly been the case in Jordan and Yemen, where an influx of refugees has made receiving treatment much more difficult. As a result, the Middle East Response Programme has been initiated by various international organizations to relieve overloaded healthcare systems as the Syrian refugee crisis continues to progress and IDP populations only continue to increase. What Is the Middle East Response Programme? The Middle East Response…

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