Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
The student led charity organisation Medsin, which is focused on tackling global health inequalities, is organising a film screening of ‘They go to die‘ on 30th April. The film was produced by Jonathan Smith, a lecturer in Global Health and Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale University. It is a documentary film-in-progress investigating the life of four former migrant gold mineworkers in South Africa and Swaziland who have contracted drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and HIV while working at the gold mine. When the miners fail to improve their TB status at the mining hospital, they are sent home to rural areas of South Africa often with no continuation of care or means for treatment. This practice is often referred to as “sending them home to die” by leading health officials.
The film screening is being organised by Medsin in conjunction with Results-UK, a grass-roots campaigning organisation, and the producer Jonathan Smith. The screening will take place at 7.30pm on 30th April in Boyd Orr LT E. Representatives of Results-UK will also be in attendance to answer our questions and tell us how we can get further involved in the campaign.