Unformatted text preview: of a lack of knowledge on and access to healthcare. Dr. Rashid shared that obesity is common amongst immigrants and substance abuse is also looked at as an issue. He then went on to define the term “refugee.” I learned that a refugee is someone who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted in their country due to factors such as their race, religion, or even political opinions. Sometimes these people are left with no choice but to leave their home countries. We learned that Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Somalia the countries with the highest number of refugees. Dr. Rashid went on to speak about government funding cuts that impacted the refugees. He showed videos of physicians standing up for refugees and fighting with politicians for refugee healthcare rights. The remained of the lecture was spent answering questions from audience members....
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- Winter '13