Annual UCSF / ZSFG Refugee Health Symposium.

The UCSF / ZSFG Refugee Health Symposium is a one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary annual event that brings together refugee health experts in the fields of medicine, law, mental health, public health, and community organizations, in addition to students, trainees, volunteers, and interested members of the public from all over the Bay Area. Hosted by RAHI, the Symposium provides an annual opportunity to discuss current issues and ongoing research in refugee health.  Each year, it focuses on major current themes in forced displacement.   The Symposium is supported by a Hearts Grant from the SFGH Foundation.

Symposium Planning Committee: Fatima Karaki, Nasrin Aboudamous, Ola Alani, Eva Raphael, Stephanie Romero, Katrin Jaradeh, Paras Arora

RAHI Hub Lebanon /   راهي حب لبنان

RAHI Hub Lebanon’s mission is to support Lebanese recovery efforts from Lebanon’s economic and government collapse, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis, and the tragic August 4th explosion in Beirut.  We provide free personalized consulting to NGOs in order to troubleshoot work barriers and support long-term capacity building for NGO success. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with professional development, grant writing, and program evaluation.  For more information, email

Team: RAHI students, scientists, academics, humanitarians and healthcare professionals

Mentorship and Community.

RAHI empowers UCSF students, trainees, faculty and staff who originated from communities affected by the global refugee crisis.  We explicitly seek to mentor, develop and promote these individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.  RAHI serves as a hub to connect and grow the Bay Area refugee health community.

Advocacy and Awareness.

RAHI members hold numerous community events, and speak at various conferences to increase awareness of the global refugee crisis in the medical community and the public.  Please see our Events page for details.  If you would like to hear about future events, subscribe to our email list!