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Legal Report on Migrant Access to Healthcare Across 12 Countries

Legal Report on Migrant Access to Healthcare Across 12 Countries

Doctors of the World (Médecins du monde –MdM) have released a comprehensive report on migrants access to healthcare in 12 countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Luxemborg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom). For each country the report reviews the exisiting healthcare system and access data for migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, undocumented migrants, and unaccompanied minors. For some countries there is also sections on infectious diseases and HIV programmes and services.  The authors indicate that of patients seen by MdM in 2014, 68.7% had no health coverage prior to their first visit. Respondents across the 12 countries also indicated that national laws were the most significant barriers to accessing healthcare.  The report sheds light on the need for civil society working with migrant key populations to build engagement and dialogue opportunities with governments to better align advocacy interventions with migrant health access priorities. CLICK HERE to access the report.   

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2016 African Black Diaspora Global Network Financial support for this initiative was made available by Core Funding - 2013153 from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund
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