The UK, hosts a large number of refugees from Somalia.
Somalis are absent from much of the official statistics largely because ‘Somali’ is rarely recognised as a distinct ethnic category. Therefore, when decisions are being made in relation to addressing the needs of recently arrived refugees the needs of those who originate from Somalia may be neglected.
Somalis are known to have a high level of need but low uptake of health care services. This included sexual health.
Earlier STIRF funded a project which looked at issues and problems relating to access for sexual health services. The project is now completed and is presented in a meeting held on:
Date: April 27
Venue: Birmingham City University
Time: 16.00 – 18.00