Médecins du Monde International Network

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Project: European advocacy project to improve access to health care for undocumented migrants in Europe

Project partners: Médecins du Monde in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

In the following video from the EPIM workshop in June 2013, project coordinator Frank Vanbiervliet gives an overview of the objectives, key activities and impact of the project:

The overall objective of the European advocacy project to improve access to health care for undocumented migrants in Europe is to ensure the equal rights and effective access to health care of undocumented migrants. This will involve carrying out a global advocacy strategy towards EU and national institutions and policy-makers, and communicating information based on evidence-based reports.

More specifically, the project aims:

  • to ensure that everyone living in the European Union benefits from equal access to health care coverage, especially for the most vulnerable segments of the population. This includes effective access to prevention, diagnosis and adequate healthcare;
  • to obtain changes in EU policies on measles, HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, all of which fall within the EU’s  mandate, in order to ensure access to prevention and treatment;
  • to provide healthcare and protection from deportation for seriously ill undocumented migrants in the EU, who cannot access adequate health care in their country of origin, because sending them back to a country where they will not receive adequate care leads to the serious deterioration of their health and, in certain circumstances, death.

Contact:    62, Rue Marcadet

75018 Paris, France
Tel.: +33(0)1 44 92 15 15

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