IOM Partnership Improves Campus Capacity To Perform Health Screenings for U.S.-bound Refugees 

March 23, 2022

Two years after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the world faces growing humanitarian needs including the crisis unfolding in the Ukraine as individuals flee the country by the thousands for safety and protection.

Since 2012, the University of Minnesota has partnered with the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) to build the organization’s capacity to perform health screenings and assessments for U.S.-bound refugees.

“The pandemic has disrupted refugee resettlement,” said CGHSR’s Global Collaborations Coordinator Erin Mann. “Before COVID, most of our trainings were held in-person overseas on multiple continents. We didn’t want to lose the rich relationships we’ve built with IOM over the years, so our focus turned to converting our training curriculum online.”

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A doctor and patient with a camera, documenting the UMN's short training videos to demonstrate components of the physical exam using the M Simulation training space.