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Roma's health situation and their access to healthcare:

Assessing women's and children's health

On the 29th October, the Group on the Inclusion of the Roma will be looking at the Roma's current health situation and their access to healthcare.  Issues such as discrimination in access to health care, differences in life expectancy between Roma and non-Roma, as well as poverty and its effects on the Roma's health situation will be discussed.  The hearing will also look into the situation in women's and children's health, with a particular emphasis on forced sterilizations, pregnancy and infant mortality, as well as vaccination amongst children.  It will also feature a discussion on the solutions offered by the state in the light of health issues brought about by poverty, as well as recommendations on the way forward.