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Respiratory diseases among marginal populations jeopardized everyone, aside from the humanitarian dimension and fundamental compassion. Doctors Without Borders, Doctors Without Walls and similar endeavors need to be supported in screening and treating infectious diseases whenever and wherever they crop up. This petition has 139+ baseline endorsers and was originated by the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH ). Initial endorsers ask for people and organizations such as ourselves to supplement the original list which you may view at this link: http://www.festmih.eu/document/2349
Why This Is Important
There is a deep concern for the legislation and policies adopted by European countries with respect to migrant people.
The VERONA DECLARATION emphasizes the right to health as a fundamental human right for all the people irrespective of origin, ethnicity and legal status.
The VERONA DECLARATION (enclosed) was issued at the end of the VI European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECMTIH), that was held in Verona (Italy) on September 6-10, 2009.
The VERONA DECLARATION also demands that Global Health Initiatives addressing priority needs of resource-limited settings contribute to the strengthening of local health systems and give greater prominence to addressing the social and structural determinants of people's ill-health
The VERONA DECLARATION was endorsed again by the VII ECTMIH in Barcelona, October 3-6, 2011.
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