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PICUM Bulletin — 3 July 2015

Posted on 3 July 2015

Restricting access to the NHS for undocumented migrants is bad policy at high cost

Lilana Keith, Interim Programmes Director PICUM and Ewout van Ginneken, Senior Researcher, Berlin University of Technology discuss the introduction of a ‘health surcharge’ and proposals to charge undocumented migrants for emergency and primary care in the UK, underlining the likely negative impacts of further restricting access to health services for undocumented migrants on public health.

Posted on 29 June 2015

PICUM Terminology Leaflet Available in French, German and Spanish

PICUM published its leaflet advocating to end the use of the term ‘illegal migrant’ in French, German and Spanish.The leaflet is the key resource of PICUM’s ‘Words Matter’ campaign and provides reasons why not to use the term ‘illegal migrant’.

Posted on 29 June 2015

Open letter to the EU Ministers of Health

A group of organisations have sent an open letter to the EU Ministers of Health and to the cabinet of EU Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis asking to ensure that evidence-based public health policies, human rights, and the health protection of the most vulnerable are at the heart of public health and migration policies

Posted on 17 June 2015