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Equal access to health care: PACE member makes visit to Athens

Strasbourg, 10.04.2013 – Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC), Chair of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will undertake a fact-finding visit to Athens on 12-13 April in preparation for the report by Jean-Louis Lorrain (France, EPP/CD) on “Equal access to health care”.

This report aims to identify the factors likely to lead to inequalities in access to health care and to propose strategies for reducing and eliminating such inequalities with particular attention to the situation of vulnerable groups such as the poor and the elderly, regular and irregular migrants, as well as minorities.

Mrs Maury Pasquier’s visit aims at obtaining information through exchanges with the Health Minister, the Committee of Social Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament as well as with representatives of the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection, the Νational Commission for Human Rights, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and NGOs.