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Feature: June/July 2019

Community Health Education Videos - Amharic

HIV/AIDS In The Ethiopian Community:

Ethio Youth Media TV in partnership with Center Multicultural Health share this interview produced to create awareness and reduce stigma surrounding HIV in the Ethiopian community. Video (24 min 49 sec) in Amharic. See also: content summary in English.


The Silent Killer - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention:

A conversation with Mrs. Aida Mengistu, Public Health- Seattle & King County, about carbon monoxide poisoning, symptoms of exposure and prevention. Video (24 min 49 sec) in Amharic.  See also: content summary in English.

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    Measles Outbreak

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    A measles outbreak in Washington State prompted a public health emergency in all counties of the state, where 80+ cases of measles have been confirmed (mostly unvaccinated children).  The Washington State Department of Health recommends people to take precautions to help stop the spread of measles. 

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    Below are a few resources for for health care providers and community health workers working with refugee/immigrant populations:

    Vaccine Hesitancy Resources 

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    Refugee Health Weekly Roundup

    This summary is compiled by the Washington State Department of Health Refugee Health Program. The Weekly Roundup highlights upcoming events and opportunities, resources and news relevant to refugee health. Some information is local to WA, but also what's on the national agenda. Read the latest edition of the Refugee Health Roundup.

    Migrant Children and Health

    The Migrant Children and Health Campaign has created a video featuring leaders in immigrant and refugee health advocacy introducing the facts about migrant children health and the continued history of racial and ethnic disease scaremongering in the U.S. For more information about this Campaign and to view the video "Migrant Children and Health: Borders, Boundaries, and Bigotry" click here.

    Torture Resources

    Resources for clinicians and advocates around issues of torture, often related to warfare and political repression.  Includes information about Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) coalition serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in Washington State.  Visit Caring for Survivors of Torture page for additional information.