Northern Ireland

NI migrants' health under spotlight in new report

Belfast city streets

A report that examines migrant health in Northern Ireland is to be launched later to mark Human Rights day.

It is part of a European Commission project aimed at addressing poverty and health inequalities among migrants.

The report identifies issues from the language barrier to racism which impact on their experience.

It looks at the incidence of HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, diabetes and heart disease. The report also addresses housing and poverty.

The project is financed by the European Fund for Integration of Third World Nationals.

Belfast City Council and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust are involved.

The report will be launched at the Chinese Welfare Association on Friday.

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