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Migrants’ access to health care needs to be improved, conference is told

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1244 (Published 25 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1244
  1. Juliet Hearn-Walker
  1. 1BMJ

    The “myth of health tourism” and a culture of suspicion surrounding asylum seekers are among the factors impeding access of migrants to primary and secondary health care, delegates at a conference in London on 21 March heard.

    The aim of the annual conference of Médecins du Monde UK was to identify ways in which healthcare professionals can help make health care more accessible to migrants. This issue is becoming increasingly important, as it is estimated that over …

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