Journal article

WHO ethics guidance on TB care and migration: challenges to the implementation process.

V Wild, M Frick, J Denholm

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis | Published : 2020


We summarise the current ethical guidance on tuberculosis (TB) care and migration, as set out in the WHO "Ethics Guidance for the Implementation of the End TB Strategy." Among other aspects, the Ethics Guidance states that there should be firm legal principles in place that ensure the enforcement of migration law on the one hand and the protection of human rights, including the right to health, on the other are separated from one another. As a challenge to the Ethics Guidance and its implementation, we describe two cases, each of which typifies particular problems. Case one describes the experience of a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates who is deported when mandatory medical exams s..

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