Health needs of Zimbabweans are poorly recognised in UK

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.979-b (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:979
  1. Steve Gillam, general practitioner (sjg67@medschl.cam.ac.uk),
  2. Raj Khanchandani, general practitioner,
  3. Melusi Ndebele, specialist in sexual health promotion and African communities
  1. Lea Vale Medical Group, Luton LU1 1HH
  2. Biscot Road Surgery, Luton LU3 1AH
  3. Luton Teaching Primary Care Trust, Luton LU1 1JD

    EDITOR—In 2002 Zimbabweans were the second largest group of asylum seekers coming to the United Kingdom, 7695 asylum applications having been made,1 and they constitute one of the largest migrant groups of English speaking peoples from a developing country for 25 years. The lack of language barriers may help this community to use the NHS more effectively than earlier migrants, but they may face discrimination …

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