In August 2021, colleagues from across our health system answered the call to provide COVID-19 testing and medical triage at Philadelphia International Airport for Afghan children evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan. Since then, teams from CHOP have collaborated with nonprofit, public health, and federal partners to continue providing necessary care for Afghan children in our region. For this Grand Rounds, speakers representing CHOP’s Afghan Refugee Taskforce will provide an overview of our health system’s work to date, offer guidance on effective care for newly arrived Afghan children, describe anticipated needs for the coming months, and share information on how to get involved. Following Grand Rounds, participants will be better prepared to care for Afghan children in our health system and our community.
- Describe the social determinants of health for Afghan evacuees
- Provide care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for Afghan families
- List where to find information about health conditions that might be less common in the US but relatively common in newly arrived Afghan children
- Identify opportunities to participate in clinical or community-based programs to support Afghan children in our region
This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on December 15, 2021.
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