Refugee Health Matters: Why Canadian Docs Are Swapping Stethoscopes For Megaphones
In June 2012, the Canadian Federal Government cut coverage to basic health services for many refugees via the Interim Federal Health Program (IFH). This includes removing coverage that existed for decades for sick children, pregnant women, and cancer patients.
Since then, hundreds of Doctors, Nurses, and other health care professionals at all levels of training have spoken out against the cuts.
On June 16, 2014, health care workers of all backgrounds and walks of life will be uniting for the National Day of Action. Here's why they're speaking out for refugees and why they're so darn good at raising awareness!