Many Pregnant Immigrants Lack Access To Basic Health Care In Parts Of Europe, Aid Group Says
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Pregnant migrants in Europe lack basic health care — medical charity
“More than half of the pregnant immigrant women seen by a medical charity in European clinics lack access to basic health care and permission to reside, a charity said on Monday. Because of their illegal status, two thirds of the women restricted their movements for fear of arrest, hindering their access to antenatal care. Many were living in substandard temporary accommodation, heightening health risks. The charity Doctors of the World interviewed more than 300 pregnant women in clinics from Belgium to Turkey…” (5/18).