The Medical Association of Cadiz requests that the right to health protection of refugees must be guaranteed (Source: La Vanguardia)
The Medical Association of Cadiz claims that the right to health protection of refugees should be effectively guarantees recalling that Law 12/2009, that regulate the right to asylum in Spain, in its Article 18 recognises the right to healthcare and the Royal Decree 1192/2012 in their fourth and fifth provisions establishes that health and medical care will be provided to applicants for international protection.
Aragon, Valencia, Islas Baleares and Cantabria return health to immigrants (Source: El País)
The change of government in some autonomies after the May elections has led to several thousand people in Spain, have access to free health care again. By Royal Decree 16/2012, the national executive left out of health care system to about 870,000 people, mostly illegal immigrants. Now, Valencia, Baleares, Cantabria and Aragon have amended their legislation to include in their health systems to those that were left out in 2012.
Strategic Partnership in Adult Migrant Education: Perspectives from Mediterranean and Baltic Sea Regions (MEDBALT)
Migration has been increasing dramatically over the last decades. People usually are forced to migrate hoping to find a better quality of life or opportunities. The issue though is whether the host country has an effective migration policy for integration that addresses to their needs.