Ethical Challenges in Refugee Health: A Global Public Health Concern


  • Eliana Aaron

  • Eliana Aaron is senior lecturer and clinical coordinator, Jerusalem College of Technology, Department of Nursing.


Medications of choice, necessary supplies, and evidence-based health care now seem like luxuries. The contrast between my experience at a well-funded health unit and the Lev El Lev (“heart to heart”) African Refugee Clinic in Tel Aviv, Israel, is staggering. The complex personal, social, health, psychological, educational, and economic difficulties create a unique ethical environment for the health care provider.