I would like to hear from you about establishing continuity of care for people moving across borders. At Migrant Clinicians Network we have been engaged in providing continuity of care services to individuals leaving the US, both voluntarily and involuntarily, for 20 years through a program called Health Network. What we have learned over time is that while the person’s documentation status is of critical importance to some, what are essential for our work are a robust relationship with the national TB programs in the receiving countries and a clear trust relationship with the person moving while under treatment for TB disease. We have supported individuals returning to 111 countries and have developed memoranda of understanding with some programs with whom we have worked for many years, while relying on signed informed consent from the individual returning as entrée to countries unfamiliar with Health Network.
What has been your experience in providing continuity of care to people moving across borders?