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[Correspondence] Asylum seekers’ access to health care in Israel

We thank Talha Burki for his World Report (April 11, p 1384)1 about the work of Public Clinic Terem in Israel and we would like to take the opportunity to add some context to the piece. We greatly appreciate Public Clinic Terem’s work, but we would like to point out that, when asylum seekers started to arrive to Israel in 2006, the government remained passive. Non-governmental organisations provided relief while advocating for the inclusion of asylum seekers in Israel’s national health-care scheme as the only adequate and sustainable response to their health needs.