"Human Dignity Has No Nationality": A Situational Analysis of the Health Needs of Exiled Torture Survivors Living in Johannesburg, South Africa

"Human Dignity Has No Nationality": A Situational Analysis of the Health Needs of Exiled Torture Survivors Living in Johannesburg, South Africa

This study explores the health needs and health seeking behaviours of tortured exiles (both asylum seekers and refugees) in South Africa in order to assist planners and service providers to offer accessible, high quality, specialist services to this group. This study provides a qualitative overview of the histories, current lives, current health status and experience of health services in South Africa of refugees and asylum seekers. After detailing the results of this research, recommendations are made.

 

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Craig Higson-Smith

Craig Higson-Smith leads the research department at the Centre for Victims of Torture. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Beverly Mulder
Serame Masitha

Serame Masitha is a researcher at CSVR. He has conducted research on several topics including the psychological impact of the TRC on victims of gross human rights abuses



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