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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 24, 2019
[CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.]Tomorrow, Tropical Storm Karen will bear down on Puerto Rico. As the island braces to be hit once again by another storm -- one which has an increased impact because of the legacy of Hurricane Maria, from leaky roofs, to a fragile electrical grid, to damaged roadways -- we turn to Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPH, Migrant... Read More
Woman stands with her baby and daughter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 23, 2019
“Un padre guatemalteco y su hija fueron retenidos por secuestradores en Ciudad Juárez durante los fechas en que fueron sus audiencias en Estados Unidos, a principios de julio, por tanto ordenaron su deportación por no presentarse ante el tribunal” - ReutersLa Red de Proveedores de Servicios de Salud para Migrantes (MCN) denuncia enfáticamente la política controversial y antiética del... Read More
Five on Friday: September 20, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 20, 2019
 Are you joining a climate strike in your town today? MCN’s writer and editor, Claire, headed to San Francisco with 55 people -- half of whom are young students -- from her rural town to join in. Climate strikes are happening in most cities in the United States and around the world and today’s actions are expected to be the biggest climate actions in history. Let us know if you participated... Read More
Mike Seifert looks at list of names of immigrants waiting to cross the border.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 18, 2019
[Mike Seifert looks at list of names of immigrants waiting to cross the border.][Editor’s Note: It’s difficult to get a good sense of what’s happening on the border. That’s because it’s rapidly changing. Here, we get a rundown of the last two years in the Rio Grande Valley. Read more about the Migrant Protection Protocols and the Safe 3rd Country rule, which are both rapidly affecting the border... Read More
Five on Friday September 13, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 13, 2019
 Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought might be helpful to you, chosen by MCN staff members.   Karen shared the announcement of the next National Advisory Council on Migrant Health meeting in November. Read more on the council and access the agenda here.  ... Read More
CBP officer lets detainees out of holding area.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 10, 2019
 Who is responsible for the health and wellbeing of refugee-seeking families in detention at the US-Mexico border? At least three children have died of influenza while in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, yet the CBP has declined to provide influenza vaccines. Meanwhile, in the past month, the Trump Administration has suspended of the Flores Settlement, paving the way for much... Read More
Five on Friday September 6, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 6, 2019
 It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week, especially considering how migrant health is in the news every day. Here are some of the articles that maybe you missed this week -- and we think you’ll find them useful in your own work in health, migrant, or climate justice. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and dive in to this week’s Five on Friday:   ... Read More
Five on Friday August 30, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 29, 2019
 Labor Day Weekend caps off National Labor Rights Week, which coincided this year with the anniversary of UFW’s march on the Texas Capitol.  Thank you to the migrant laborers across the country -- farmworkers, custodians, construction workers -- who are often overlooked during our Labor Day festivities but make up an essential part of our economy and our culture. Here are a few articles... Read More
Woman sits on Mexican side of the border
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 28, 2019
(This image is licensed under: presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, anunció a fines de mayo de este año su decisión de imponer nuevos aranceles o subir los existente a los productos mexicanos, como medida de presión a México para frenar el flujo de migrantes centroamericanos, que ha registrado un aumento desde octubre del año pasado.... Read More
Desde el campo: enseñando a los promotores de salud para proteger a los niños de
By: Katherine Kruse, Aug. 26, 2019
Cuando Gloria llegó a los Estados Unidos para trabajar en el campo, el envenenamiento por plomo era algo completamente desconocido para ella, algo de lo que nunca había escuchado y que nunca había sido parte de su vida cotidiana.  El plomo, conocido como “el villano invisible” es un metal duro que puede frenar el desarrollo mental y físico, causar dificultades de aprendizaje y convulsiones... Read More
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