The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. (Albert Einstein)
The Health Centre for Migrants (CSM) which is affiliated to the Department for Travel and Migration Medicine, continues to conduct immigration medical examinations for all asylum-seekers allocated to the Canton of Geneva. The aim is to provide speedy assistance for people arriving in Geneva, particularly if they have been subjected to torture and organized violence. Most asylum-seekers arriving in Geneva who are examined at the CSM come from countries in which uncertainty continues to prevail. Cases requiring particular support are referred to the Outpatient Clinic for Victims of Torture and War (CTG).
The CTG is integrated into the primary health care section of the Department of Social and Primary Health Care of Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). It is the product of a collaboration between the Swiss Red Cross and the HUG.