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Is there evidence of forced heatlhcare/intervention practices to minorities?

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
Racism, Discrimination
25/01/2013 - 14:00
Short Answer

No, there is no evidence of forced healthcare/intervention practices to migrants or minorities.

Qualitative Info

There is no forced healthcare or intervention practices to migrants or minorities in Germany.

Yet, due to a higher risk of tuberculosis, asylum seekers have to partake in a preventive tuberculosis-screening when entering Germany.



  1. Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge) (ed.) / Martin Kohls (2011), Morbidität und Mortalität von Migranten in Deutschland, p.62,, Accessed on 30.01.2012.
  2. Dr. Jens Schmitz (2012), Routinemäßiges Tuberkulose-Screening von Immigranten: Eine sinnvolle und kosteneffiziente Strategie? in: Pharmazie in unserer Zeit, Volume 41, Issue 1, p.76-78,, Accessed on 30.01.2012.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Roma & Travelers, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection
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