The Price of Free Health Care: How Syrians Navigate the Turkish Health System

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 18:00
Konferanslar, Seminerler, Atölye Çalışmaları

Registered Syrian refugees in Turkey have access to free state healthcare, including at EU-funded Migrant Health Centers staffed with Syrian doctors. Yet challenges remain for Syrians in this health system. This presentation examines the multi-faceted ways that Syrians in Istanbul make use of private providers to overcome persistent barriers to state care.

Nihal Kayali is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. She was affiliated with the Social Policy Forum during the 2020-2021 academic year and is currently a visiting researcher at the Koc University Migration Research Institute (MiReKoc).

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