Improving Healthcare Access for Marginalised People – Joint Statement Nobody Left Outside
Across Europe, many underserved, marginalised people – including homeless people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, people who use drugs (PWUD), prisoners, sex workers, and people who are undocumented – are at high risk of poor health related to precarious living conditions and vulnerability.
These groups face substantial challenges in accessing health and support services owing to a variety of educational, cultural, organisational, administrative, economic and legal barriers, together with widespread stigma and institutional discrimination. In short, some of the people most in need of healthcare in Europe are among the least likely to receive it.
The Nobody Left Outside Initiative calls upon the new European Commission and European Parliament, and EU Member States, to increase EU leadership addressing cross-border health challenges and specifically to address the health challenges of marginalised, underserved people.