The global response to the HIV epidemic offers lessons about ways to support continuous care for chronic health conditions during complex and protracted emergencies, such as the current refugee crisis, argue researchers Wafaa El-Sadr (professor of epidemiology and director, ICAP at Columbia University) Miriam Rabkin (associate professor of epidemiology and director of Health Systems Strategy at ICAP at Columbia University) and Fouad M. Fouad, (assistant research professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut), in the latest issue of Global Public Health. The article explores key lessons from HIV programs such as evidence-based approaches, intensive patient education, and the use of outreach workers and peer educators as possible blueprints for redesigning refugee health services.

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