First Lady Erdogan : “Refugees are provided with all the healthcare services freely and equally as Turkish citizens”

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  • December 16, 2019
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Speaking at a panel held in Geneva on the theme, Time to Act: Proactive Approaches to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Deaths, First Lady Erdogan said: Refugees are provided with all the maternal and infant healthcare services freely and equally as Turkish citizens, because it is a fundamental human right that women and children enjoy full, equal and highest-standard healthcare services.

First Lady Emine Erdogan , who is accompanying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his visit to Geneva, attended a panel held in Geneva on the theme, Time to Act: Proactive Approaches to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Deaths.

First Lady Erdogan delivered a speech at the panel. Expressing her hope for the Global Refugee Forum, which will be co-chaired by Turkey on December 17-18, to bring lasting solutions to the refugee issue, which she described as a bleeding wound of the humanity, First Lady Erdogan noted that Turkey shoulders the world's heaviest burden by hosting nearly 4 million refugees.

Stressing that Turkey ranks 2nd in the reduction rate of infant and child mortality over the past 30 years, First Lady Erdogan said: This proactive approach of ours covers all the refugees in our country.

Mrs. Erdogan went on to say: Refugees are provided with all the maternal and infant healthcare services freely and equally as Turkish citizens, because it is a fundamental human right that women and children enjoy full, equal and highest-standard healthcare services.

Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey