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  • AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia

    At least 25 delegates who attended Melbourne’s high-profile AIDS conference intend to seek asylum in Australia after failing to board their flights home last week. The men and women, who are mostly from African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, decided to stay in Melbourne after the week-long conference finished on July 25.

    04 August 2014 | Sydney Morning Herald
  • England: Department of Health publishes plans to charge overseas patients

    The Department of Health (DH) has today published its plans to recover costs for NHS treatment of visitors and migrants.

    18 July 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • High court rules Detained Fast Track leads to an ‘unacceptable risk of unfairness’

    In a landmark ruling, the High Court has today found that the way the government operates the Detained Fast Track asylum system is unlawful. The judgment follows a legal challenge brought by charity Detention Action against the use of the Detained Fast Track System.

    10 July 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • US: Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

    Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

    13 June 2014 | Edge Boston
  • Immigration Act 2014: what next for migrants' access to NHS care?

    The passing of the Immigration Act earlier this month has put in place the legal framework for a new NHS charging regime for migrants in the UK. We look at what this means and, in particular, the implications for vulnerable migrants.

    29 May 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Court backs NHS info transmission

    The passing on of information by NHS bodies to the Government as part of the crackdown on "health tourism" has been upheld as lawful by the High Court. The court challenge was to the way NHS trusts transmit information about non-UK patients who have not paid for treatment to the Health Secretary, who then passes it on to the Home Office to make sanction orders.

    19 May 2014 | Yahoo News / Press Association
  • DOTW report: vulnerable pregnant women routinely denied access to healthcare across Europe

    Vulnerable people, especially pregnant women, are being failed by health systems in the UK and across Europe according to a report published today by the health charity, Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde).

    16 May 2014 | Doctors of the World
  • HIV charities welcome free treatment for everyone living in Scotland

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) and HIV Scotland have applauded the Scottish Government’s decision to make HIV treatment free to everyone living in Scotland from today (1 May), regardless of their residency status.

    01 May 2014 | NAT press release
  • Heavily pregnant immigrant carrying dead child wouldn't seek help as she was afraid she'd have to pay NHS under 'health tourism' rules

    A heavily pregnant immigrant thought to be carrying a dead, unborn child was too afraid to seek medical help in the UK after being told she would have to pay the NHS thousands of pounds to remove the foetus, the High Court has heard.

    24 March 2014 | The Independent
  • The maternal mental health of migrant women

    Pregnant and early postnatal migrant women are a heterogeneous and far more diverse population group than has previously been experienced. Migrant women experiencing maternal mental health related illnesses face practical barriers and cultural factors which may prevent them from seeking help.

    14 March 2014 | Better Health
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