Refugee Health and Well-being

Drs. Jim Jensen and Chris Lowry meeting with representatives from the Danish Refugee Council in Uganda.

Drs. Jim Jensen and Chris Lowry meeting with representatives from the Danish Refugee Council in Uganda

Today, continued conflict in South Sudan has forced over 1,291,294 people to seek refuge in neighboring countries, like Uganda, making Uganda the largest refugee settlement in the world.  Despite the Democratic Republic of Congo's slow recovery from a nearly decade long war, many areas are still plagued by violence and displacement. 

Our Working Solutions

In the spring of 2017, senior architecture students in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, working with Professor Korydon Smith, took on this global challenge. Below is a sample of their work, which both frames the challenges of refugee resettlement and explores solutions for housing amidst the complex situation in Uganda.

The 2015 Lancet Commission on Global Surgery’s seminal work on surgical care in resource-poor settings identified several key themes related to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries. However, this report did not directly address deficits in pediatric surgical care. In many low- and middle-income countries, patients less than 15 years old comprise nearly 50% of the population, therefore, addressing the pediatric population is essential (Ozgediz et alToobaie et alBickler et al).

Our Team

Nicole Little.

Nicole Little

UB Alumna; Former Graduate Assistant

MArch, MUP