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  • US: Immigrant Women Face Many Barriers to HIV Testing and Care

    Immigrant women living with HIV often juggle multiple identities, all of which are the target of discrimination and stigma: HIV status, female gender, person of color, foreign accent and/or poor command of English. Many also come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV and/or have experienced trauma and abuse during their journey to the U.S. These disadvantages are compounded by policies that prevent immigrants' access to health insurance, fear of immigration enforcement, low socio-economic status and cultural belief systems that may be at odds with mainstream U.S. health care practices.

    03 January 2017 | The Body
  • The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

    Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

    13 October 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Nigel Farage defends policy of banning migrants with HIV from UK

    Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.

    12 June 2016 | The Independent
  • NAT reaction to the Queen’s Speech 2016

    At the State Opening of Parliament today, the Queen announced a Bill “to ensure that overseas visitors pay for the health treatment they receive at public expense”. She also stated that proposals will be now be brought forward for a British Bill of Rights.

    18 May 2016 | NAT
  • Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws

    Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

    04 February 2016 | The Guardian
  • EU countries advised to prepare for health threats from refugees

    A report by the EU’s disease prevention agency says the risk of Europeans being affected by infectious diseases brought by refugees remains low, but recommends that countries should be prepared to respond to such health threats.

    11 January 2016 | EurActiv
  • Department of Heath launches consultation on health charges for 'visitors and migrants' in England

    The Department of Health has announced its public consultation on Government proposals to charge visitors and migrants for health services received through the NHS in England.

    08 December 2015 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Overseas patients face charges for emergency healthcare

    Some foreign patients could be charged for emergency treatment or for calling out an ambulance under new government plans for England.

    02 November 2015 | BBC
  • The humanitarian crisis within our borders

    Asylum destitution in the UK can be prevented, as can the illness it causes. Write to your MP about why the cut to family asylum support must be reversed.

    24 September 2015 | NAT
  • Who has to pay?

    How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in England.

    28 August 2015 | NAT
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