Rapid Health Assessment for Refugees: Preliminary Report Mobile App
Communities of refugees and migrants may have a high prevalence of infectious diseases because of substandard housing, malnutrition, and inadequate health care.
How does it work?
Household surveys are important for both building relationships with displaced persons and also gathering critical data for infectious disease control. The Rapid Health Assessment for Refugees: Preliminary Report app will help health workers compile data after conducting household surveys from displaced persons. The app user will indicate the methods used for conducting the survey include area sampling or cluster sampling within the community. The results are listed by indicators with both observed and theoretical findings including household demographics, indications of child malnutrition, vaccination coverage, and retrospective mortality and distribution of causes of death. With the app, a health worker can recommend vital needs in terms of diet and caloric intake, shelter and non-food items that would all contribute to persistent medical conditions and the transmission of infectious disease among displaced persons.