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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.

Published
24 March 2014
From
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.

Published
14 March 2014
From
Better Health
France's 'invisible disaster': how heroin devastated the banlieues in the 1980s

Health authorities failed to track the deadly toll of Aids and drug addiction in Paris, Marseille and Lyon, a new history shows.

Published
19 February 2014
From
The Guardian / Le Monde
Dr Philip Lee MP: Why we should screen immigrants for HIV and hepatitis B

Dr Philip Lee MP explains why he tabled an amendment to the Immigration bill concerning entry into the United Kingdom by migrants with HIV or hepatitis B. However while his amendment would have prevented migrants with an infectious disease from entering the country, in this newspaper article he suggests that he proposed a pre-entry screening programme that would allow people to be treated.

Published
04 February 2014
From
The Independent
Amendment to ban HIV positive people entering UK not considered for immigration bill

An amendment to a UK immigration bill, which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Pink News
HIV Positive Immigrants Should Be Banned From Entering UK, Tory MPs Say

A group of Tory MPs are backing a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants to Britain, in a move that has been labelled "the most draconian policy enforced on people with the virus" by campaigners. Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has tabled an amendment to the Immigration Bill.

Published
30 January 2014
From
Huffington Post
Israel: Health Ministry agrees to provide free care to migrants with HIV, AIDS

Instead of leaving the treatment of some 150 migrants who are HIV carriers or have full-blown AIDS to voluntary groups scrounging for financial support, the Health Ministry has finally agreed to cover the costs of their medical care and medications.

Published
23 January 2014
From
Jerusalem Post
Dangerous failures in HIV care in the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres

A new report from NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows worrying gaps in HIV treatment and care within the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs).  

Published
24 December 2013
From
NAT press release
HIV care in Immigration Removal Centres

We surveyed Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) and HIV clinics local to these IRCs about the treatment and care of HIV positive detainees. There is significant variation in how IRC healthcare teams approach HIV treatment and care, even where two IRCs are co-located and share the same local HIV clinic. This shows that the challenges of the IRC setting can be overcome and patients can receive their right to an equivalent level of HIV care as the NHS provides to the general public.

Published
16 December 2013
From
NAT
South Korea: Is HIV testing of foreign teachers here to stay?

It is an experience familiar to many foreign English teachers: Soon after arrival in Korea, their blood is taken and screened, with the results submitted to the immigration authorities. The reason? A government policy requires that non-ethnic Korean foreigners wishing to teach children must first prove they’re HIV-free. But, amid a pending U.N. committee ruling on whether the policy constitutes racial discrimination, an unclear picture of the current status and future of testing has emerged across government and educational bodies.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Korea Herald
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