Public Health Data
Using Data to Protect Refugee Health
UNHCR uses an online platform called Twine to manage and analyse public health data collected in refugee operations.
Data is collected using a number of different tools, which cover a range of sectors and operational settings. UNHCR and partners select the most appropriate combination of tools in Twine to design, monitor and evaluate their public health programmes.
The aim is to improve the health status of people of concern to UNHCR, through evidence-based policy formulation, improved management of health programmes and, ultimately, direct actions that improve refugee health.
The graphic below illustrates the tools that are currently supported in Twine. Visit the site and learn more.
If you have any questions or require further information on Twine, please contact us.
- Laboratory Services in UNHCR-Supported Primary Health Care Facilities. Principles and Guidelines [French]
- UNHCR's Essential Medicines and Medical Supplies Policy and Guidelines 2011 [French]
- Epidemic Preparednes and Response in Refugee Camp Settings. Guidance for Public Health Officers
- Joint Statement: Scaling up the community-based health workforce for emergencies, October 2011
- Ensuring Access to Health Care: Operational Guidance on Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas [Spanish]