Immigrants having trouble accessing specialized health care in Ecuador

Since the Venezuelan immigration crisis began almost 4 years ago, the number of Venezuelan immigrants in Ecuador has grown drastically. This surge in numbers is requiring the Ecuadorian public health system to adapt to the necessities of this new demographic. It’s important to take into account that the Ecuadorian constitution guarantees equal rights to non-residents, and especially on the matter of health care; it is a guaranteed right even if there is no identification document. As of now, it’s easy for Venezuelans to access general medical attention. The Ecuadorian government has even increased its vaccination and general testing programs in…

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