Coronavirus (1307) Meeting the health needs of stateless people (1) UK: Data saves lives

23 June, 2021

UN News 23 June 2021

"Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially “invisible to the authorities”.

This reflects the reason for the UK Health Minister's statement to the people of the United Kingdom yesterday "Data saves lives" * and the United Nation's strategy for legal identity for all **

* https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/data-saves-lives-reshaping-he...

** https://unstats.un.org/legal-identity-agenda/documents/UN-Strategy-for-L... - concept note - developed by the United Nations Legal Identity Expert Group

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com