Journal article

Restricted health care entitlements for child migrants in Europe and Australia

Liv Stubbe Ostergaard, Marie Norredam, Claire Mock-Munoz de Luna, Mitch Blair, Sharon Goldfeld, Anders Hjern

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background: More than 300 000 asylum seeking children were registered in Europe alone during 2015. In this study, we examined entitlements for health care for these and other migrant children in Europe and Australia in a framework based on United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Methods: Survey to child health professionals, NGO's and European Ombudspersons for Children in 30 EU/EEA countries and Australia, supplemented by desktop research of official documents. Migrant children were categorised as asylum seekers and irregular/undocumented migrants. Results: Five countries (France, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Spain) explicitly entitle all migrant children, irrespective ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Award


Funding Acknowledgements

The European part of this study was funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program. The Australian participation was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC #1101321). S.G. is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Award (1082922).