FHS Research in Progress Talks - Upstream Prevention: Grappling with Hypertension in a Kenyan Refugee Camp

by Naima Osman, MSc Candidate, FHS, SFU

November 22, 2018

Event Type

Seminar Series


November 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Blusson Hall, Room 9920


Naima Osman is a MSc candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Her graduate work is in medical anthropology. Naima seeks to understand how social, cultural, political and economic factors influence health and well-being. Her current thesis research follows Somali refugees with chronic illness as they move from a protracted refugee camp in Kenya to resettlement in Canada. Her familiarity with the language, culture and many years working in Canada with refugees enable a particularly fine-grained analysis of refugee health. She recently returned from Kenya after having completed 4 months of fieldwork.

Note: As this is a research in progress talk, Naima did not supply an abstract for her talk.


  • This Seminar Series is open to the SFU and the Broader Research Community.  
  • This presentation will not be webcasted or recorded due to its in progress/unpublished status.
  • A light lunch will be available at this seminar.  
  • The FHS Research Seminar Series is an Accredited Small Group Learning by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.