So far, there has been little researched information on the health of asylum seekers, the need for services and their use in Finland. The National Development Project for the Initial Health Inspection of Asylum Seekers (TERTTU), coordinated by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), created a national primary health inspection model and developed monitoring of the health and service needs of asylum seekers. The project is being implemented in co-operation with the Finnish Immigration Service and reception centers.
Authors: P. Tiittala, P. Räisänen, E. Lilja, A. Castaneda, O. Snellman, O. Helve, N. Skogberg
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