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  Athens, 13th of May 2015

                                                                         Press Release

REPORT LAUNCH : 
Children and pregnant women routinely denied access to healthcare in Europe

Doctors of the World’s annual survey of access to healthcare in Europe is launched onMonday, May 18th2015at the Royal Society of Medicine’s Chandos House in central London.
Based on face-to-face medical and social consultations with 22,171 individuals last year in nine European countries, the report finds more than half of the pregnant women surveyed had not had access to antenatal care, putting both mother and baby’s health at risk.
Shockingly, only one-third (34.5%) of children seen across Europe had been vaccinated against mumps, measles and rubella (MMR), and only slightly more (42.5%) against tetanus.
The vast majority of patients seen (91.3%) were living below the poverty line. Most (93.6%) were foreign nationals who had on average been living in Europe for more than six years.
Over four fifths (84.4%) had survived at least one act of violence, 1 in 10 experienced violence after arriving in Europe.
Of the 8.154 patients surveyed in Greece, 30.7% were Greek nationals, 53.2% women and 14% children.

More than 84.9% of patients had no healthcare coverage at all. Foreign nationals without permission to reside have no rights to any healthcare coverage, and Greeknationals and foreign citizens with permission to reside also lose their healthcare coverage due to the lack of contributions through their employment or their inabilityto pay for it.

As far as children are concerned, 21.2% of them were not vaccinated against Tetanus, 33.3% had not received MMR vaccination at all and a total of 42.9% had no knowledge of where to go for vaccination. It is worth mentioning that child poverty rates have increased from 23% in 2008 to 40.5% in 2012.

Where: The Royal Society of Medicine, Chandos House
When: Monday 18 May, 4.00pm 
Who: BMJ Editor Dr Fiona Godlee; Dr Clare Shortall, paediatrician and Doctors of the World UK volunteer; Lesley Page, President of the Royal College of Midwives; Jean Lambert, MEP; Leigh Daynes, Executive Director, Doctors of the World UK.
The presidents and executive directors from each of the organisation’s 15 countries will be available for interview, including on related matters such as the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.
Please confirm your attendance to Nick Harvey 
on nharvey@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk  +44 (0) 207 167 5789
And contact him also for more info & pre-interviews.


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