Maternal Health Care Challenges Confronting Arab Muslim Refugee Women in Triad North Carolina

N C Med J. 2019 Mar-Apr;80(2):116-119. doi: 10.18043/ncm.80.2.116.


Arab Muslim refugee women represent a new underserved population in North Carolina with many health needs and challenges. Barriers in language, economic and social status, culture, and health all play a role in this population's successful assimilation. Without support, fear and isolation may impede them from becoming active in society. Moreover, the impact on overall wellness of families may be at stake. Highlighting these issues can bring awareness to the needs.

MeSH terms

  • Arabs*
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Islam*
  • Maternal Health Services / organization & administration*
  • North Carolina
  • Refugees*