A SPECIAL EVENT
Public Press Conference
June 17, 2013 – Noon – at Central Park (by the water fountain)
It’s been a year since our first event – a rally to protest cuts to refugee health. Please come and support this press conference, to be held Mon June17th, noon, Central Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
For more information contact:
Dr. Mike Dillon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Krishna Lalbiharie Email: email@example.com
BACKGROUNDER: June 2013 marks one year since the first National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care. One year ago, health care providers and refugee settlement and support workers joined together to voice opposition to to the Federal Government’s cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program for newcomer refugees.
In response to this protest, the Federal Government modified the IFH cuts so that some refugees retained benefits while others did not.
These cuts have had the effect of putting-up barriers to care: in many Canadian centres refugees have delayed seeking care until they are quite ill, out of fear of being billed for health services they cannot afford.
In Manitoba, the potentially serious health and social effects of the IFH cuts have been softened by the Province working in collaboration with support communities and care providers.
Unfortunately, many newcomers are still finding it difficult to access care, and many are avoiding care completely.
On June 17th, Manitoba care providers will be meeting with the press, and other concerned individuals, at noon in Winnipeg’s Central Park to call on the Government of Canada to reinstate the full benefits of the Interim Federal Health Program for all categories of newcomer refugees, for the good of these people and our whole society.
ORGANIZED NATIONALLY BY CANADIAN DOCTORS FOR REFUGEE HEALTH CARE (CDRC):
CDRC FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeHealthCare?fref=ts
CDRC FACEBOOK ALL-CITIES EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/181089698720274/?fref=ts
CDRC FACEBOOK/SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.346080392161263.1073741829.231410126961624&type=3