Medecins du Monde serves east London

An international relief agency has set up a health service for vulnerable people in east London.

The Project London service in Tower Hamlets, run by Medecins du Monde UK, is initially providing health care to vulnerable migrants, but will expand in the spring to support homeless people and women working in prostitution. 

The borough’s primary care trust and the area’s strategic health authority have approved the project after the charity said it would help users to access mainstream NHS services rather than compete with statutory health care services.

Tower Hamlets Council said the service was “completely welcome” in the borough.

The charity provides similar services in eight other western European countries.

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