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Danielle Borges

Visiting Fellow


Danielle Borges

Rio de Janeiro Law School of Getulio Vargas Foudation  

Migration and Access to Healthcare 

 

Biographical Note


Danielle is a lawyer and Visiting Fellow at the RSCAS (September 2016-June 2017). She holds a PhD in Law and a master degree from the European University Institute. She also holds a master degree in public health from the Brazilian School of Public Health (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) and a B.A. in Law from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). 

Her multidisciplinary profile and background allowed her to engage in different research topics related to the fields of health and law. In the last 10 years she has undertaken research in these areas from the perspectives of consumer protection law, human rights, judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights with regards to access to medicines through public health systems, and organisation and delivery of health care services. Her publications include peer reviewed articles, book chapters and a recent monograph entitled "EU Health Systems and Distributive Justice Towards New Paradigms for the Provision of Health Care Services?" (Routledge, 2016).

Research Project


Migration and Access to Healthcare 

Her current research project investigates the meaning of the principle of universal access to healthcare in tax-based health systems, focusing on irregular immigrants in Europe and beyond. The project has a comparative and transnational scope, including tax-based health systems from northern and southern Europe - United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Portugal – as well as one from South America (Brazil) and tackles two broad questions: 1)  the application of the principle of universal access to healthcare in the context of access to health services to irregular immigrants; and 2) whether the current strategies used by health systems to manage access to healthcare to irregular immigrants in the European Union (EU) and beyond are adequate to face global health threats.

 

 

 

 

 

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