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posted by Robert DeVet in on Jun 15, 2014 - View profile

Halifax

National day of action against cuts to refugee healthcare


12:00pm
- 1:00pm
Monday June 16 2014

Venue: courtyard in front the Tupper Medical building
Address: 5850 College Street

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For 3 years now, many refugees have been denied access to vital health care. 

At noon in the courtyard in front the Tupper Medical building, come show the federal government that Canadians will stand up for our most vulnerable! 

In April 2012, the Federal Government cut health coverage for refugees. Many no longer qualify for coverage for necessary medications such as insulin. Some refugee claimants have been denied access to physicians unless their condition is deemed a threat to public health or safety. 

Other cut health care services include: prenatal care for pregnant women, chemotherapy and access to mental health care.

Join thousands across the country to oppose the cuts to healthcare services for refugees! 

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In April 2012, the federal government announced drastic cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) – a Citizenship and Immigration Canada funded program that provides health coverage to refugees, refugee claimants, and others. The cuts came into effect on June 30th, 2012, and have had enormous negative impacts on IFH recipients across the country in the past year.

Let us remind ourselves of Gandhi’s famous words: the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.

The cuts to the IFHP are part of the erosion of our public health care system. It starts with the most vulnerable. 

Stand up for healthy communities and join health care workers and others on June 16th, 2014 at 12:00PM in the Courtyard of the Dalhousie Tupper Medical Building to denounce cuts that are discriminatory, inhumane, and an attack on Canada’s healthcare system! Be part of telling our federal government that these cuts are unacceptable!

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