Health needs and access to health care: the case of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Assi R., Ozger-Ilhan S., Ilhan M. N.

Public health, vol.172, pp.146-152, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 172
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.004
  • Journal Name: Public health
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-152
  • Keywords: Syria, Refugee, Health care, Turkey
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Turkey is a principal destination and transit country for refugees from diverse countries. Turkey currently hosts Syrian refugees and provides free access to shelter, education and health care. The aim of this study is to determine the health needs and document the healthcare services available to Syrian refugees in Turkey.