TitleDescriptionRegion/Country (Coverage)Region/Country (Manager)Project TypeStart Date
Humanitarian Assistance for Myanmar Muslims and Special At-Risk Groups in Thailand (2018)

The proposed project will continue the delivery of humanitarian aid to all detainees in 12 Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs), Welfare Protection Centres for Victims of Trafficking, and Shelters for Children and Families in Thailand. The project will specifically aim at maintaining the physical and mental well-being of Myanmar Muslims and special at-risk groups by ensuring the provision of continuous health assistance and psychosocial support. Furthermore, the project will continue to provide supplemental nutrition, non-food items (NFIs) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support, in coordination with the relevant governmental and non-governmental counterparts.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Strengthening Work with Sex Workers to Support the SRHR- HIV Knows No Borders Project in Chifunde District, Tete, Mozambique

Currently, IOM has a regional SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders project, funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, that aims to contribute to greater freedom of choice for the target populations regarding their sexuality by focusing on the following results areas: 1: demand creation for SRHR-HIV services; 2) facilitating supply of and accessibility to responsive sexual and reproductive health and HIV services; and 3) creating an enabling environment. Through IOM’s continuous engagement with the UNJoint Team and through the engagement contributing to the planning of the Joint Programme of Support for AIDS 2018-2020, it was identified that IOM was the ideal agency to receive some support funding for working with sex workers in the sites identified in the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders project from the 2018 Country Envelop (UBRAF). Therefore, this proposal aims to address the already established need for work with sex workers in the province of Tete and to respond to the SRHR needs of sex workers' access to information and quality HIV services, including testing for this priority population.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Providing Lifesaving Humanitarian Response to Internally Displaced Persons in Gedeo and West Gujii, Ethiopia

Based on the current status of the response, the gaps identified by the Ethiopian Humanitarian Country Team in health and psychosocial support, as well as the lack of common facilities to improve shelter, sanitation and community mobilization in sites and within host communities, the IOM intervention will focus on two main components: quick impact projects to improve the living conditions of the affected population and to promote social cohesion and health support.

East Africa, EthiopiaEast Africa, EthiopiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
IOM Lao PDR Flood Response 2018

The project will contribute to the improved well-being and recovery of the returned families affected by the 2018 flooding in Lao PDR. Objective 1: The Shelter Cluster produces real-time data, information products, and coordination support to enable partners and the Government of Lao PDR to make informed decisions and ensure needs and gaps are resolved in a timely manner. Objective 2: Families most affected by the floods are supported to return home with the appropriate basic tools and commodities. Objective 3: Flood-affected communities in displacement sites and through the returns process are supported with community health outreach to reduce the risk of the outbreak and support healthy returns.

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, Republic of KoreaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Emergency Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) Response for Migrant Populations and Affected Host Communities in Djibouti

The purpose of this Action is to ensure that the IOM and the Ministry of Health (MoH) health facility at Obock and MoH facility in Yoboki as well as other key infrastructures within the migration hot spots in Djibouti are improved to ensure that they meet the international standards, to save lives of vulnerable populations, and to prevent any potential contamination within the local population, in particular into main cities like Tadjourah, Dikhil and Djibouti City. It will focus mainly on improving surveillance and case data management of migrants and the local population, treating AWD cases through adequate health and basic WASH infrastructures, improving health and hygiene behaviors through social mobilization and risk communication in targeted areas and train health personnel on AWD protocols and processes.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Colombia: Emergency Healthcare for Migrants and their Receiving Communities

This project supports the local government’s capacities to close gaps in care, focusing on primary health care as a means to reduce the strain on emergency services guaranteed by the GoC. In coordination with local hospitals of the prioritized municipalities, the project will provide Venezuelan migrants and their receiving communities with ambulatory health care services in: general medicine, gynecology, psychology, dentistry and educational activities of promotion and prevention in oral health, self-care measures, basic sanitation and environmental protection, prevention of violence, especially gender-based violence.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
DRC Ebola Outbreak 2018 – Points of Entry Surveillance and Cross Border Coordination

The objective of the proposed project is to support national efforts in responding to the ongoing Ebola epidemic while strengthening national capacity to better prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies in the future. Through this project, IOM aims to capitalize on its experience and contribute to control Ebola virus (EVD) and strengthen national infectious disease control capacity. This will be in line to the national response plan (May 2018), WHO’s strategic response plan (May 2018) and the result of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) recommendations.

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Comprehensive Support of IDPs with Health Care Services in Hodeida

This project aims to provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable in Hodeida governorates through an integrated approach to health care assistance. This is to contribute to addressing the immediate causes of deterioration in health, lack of healthcare staff, medicines and medical consumables. The project supports healthcare facilities which provide primary and secondary healthcare services including Zabid Rural Hospital, Al Hawak health center, Al Abasi health center, Al Husyniah health center, Al Hodeida (At Tawra) hospital in Hodeida governorate.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Strengthening Disease Surveillance and Response of Epidemic-Prone Diseases in the Areas Affected by Cyclone Sagar

The objective of the project is to have a strong surveillance system in order to provide an early and adequate response regarding epidemic-prone diseases in the areas affected by cyclone Sagar.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Ebola Outbreak Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - ECHO

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Wangata, Bikoro, and Iboko health zones in the Equateur Province, DRC, has been declared as a high-risk public health emergency. Through this project, IOM aims to capitalize on its experience and expand EVD response in Kinshasa and scale up national infectious disease control capacity to prevent transmission to the populated capital city.

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Life-saving Emergency Response to Floods and Disease Outbreak in Kenya

With the ongoing long rains and the current flooding in the 37 countries, the number of cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea has been steadily rising in the already high-risk counties for communicable diseases outbreaks. The primary objective of the humanitarian response plan is to rapidly take life-saving interventions closer to displaced families, promptly interrupt transmission and control the cholera outbreaks in Kenya. The second objective is to timely provide essential health needs to the women, boys and girls, and people with special needs among the displaced population, and also detect and promptly respond to disease outbreaks due to floods such as such as cholera, dengue, acute watery diarrhea, and rift valley fever.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
ATES: Technical Assistance and Support to the Local Health Authority of Syracuse

The project will enhance the provision of healthcare services by contributing to linking local health care services and the reception system as well as through the computerization of medical records and capacity building of local health operators on intercultural awareness and on the use of the e-PHR based IT tool. The general objective of the project is to strengthen the governance model of health care in the territory of the Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale (hereinafter ‘ASP’) of Syracuse, through the use of innovative and technological solutions, such as the e-PHR successfully piloted in the Syracuse region.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Ebola Outbreak Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - WHO

The objective of the project is to support national efforts in responding to the ongoing Ebola epidemic while strengthening national capacity to better prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies in the future. 

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Ebola Outbreak Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Ministry of Health DRC declared Ebola outbreak with 21 suspected cases including 17 deaths in Ikoko Impenge health Area (AS) located in Bikoro health zone (ZS) in the province of Ecuador. IOM’s response strategy focuses on sanitation control and population mobility flow monitoring at border space areas, with a particular focus on key Point of Entries and at the identified vulnerable spaces. Moreover, IOM will support the MOH’s Border Health Programme in the affected health zones with risk communication and IPC activities. In addition, understanding mobility flows is critical to facilitate the prediction of possible disease transmission patterns and to enhance targeted response activities such as active case finding, contact tracing, and localization. Therefore IOM is proposing to conduct a rapid Population Mobility Mapping in Bikoro Health Zone and nearby areas to assist in guiding the evidence-based response.

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Life-Saving Health Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other Conflict-Affected Populations in Yemen

With the aim to reduce avoidable morbidity and mortality through the provision of life-saving and basic health services to the vulnerable population in priority districts in Yemen, IOM plans to support 37 health facilities including Emergency Mobile Medical Teams, fixed health centers, and rural level hospitals in 17 governorates of Yemen. Through this project, IOM will improve access to the most vulnerable IDPs and other conflict-affected people in the remote and hard to reach communities with a full package of primary health services including sexual and reproductive health care, as well as emergency secondary and tertiary level care through an effective patient referral system.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Increasing Access to Health Care Services for IDPs In the Camps and Person in Return Areas in Ninawa, Anbar, Salah-Al-Din, Kirkuk and Erbil

This project aims to increase the well-being of vulnerable IDPs, returnees and their host communities through provision of life-saving primary health care. With this intervention, IOM will offer different services to two main vulnerable categories of people: IDPs in camps will be offered primary health care services as well as obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) and pediatric consultations that include sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service; and Returnees and their communities will be supported through referral assisted transportation to secondary and tertiary health facilities.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Provision of Emergency Life-Saving Healthcare Services to the Drought Affected Populations in Somalia

IOM will provide access to timely, integrated, and effective emergency primary health care, effective referral system for secondary health care services and health promotion focusing on community-based prevention and response to communicable, non-communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases. Through a set of interventions, IOM will address CERF life-saving criteria of Health in Emergencies, explicitly: dissemination of critical health information including access to and availability of life saving health services; ensuring equitable and timely access to emergency primary health care provision.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Strengthening Preparedness and Capacities to Respond to Public Health Emergency in High Risk Areas in Guinea

The scope of this action is to strengthen preparedness and capacities to respond to a public health emergency in two high-risk areas in Guinea: Forécariah and Géckédou. The action will support the development of a model of Epidemic Risk and the advocacy activities for progressive extension and scaling-up. The model includes two components: the community-based epidemic risk reduction and the emergency preparedness at prefectural level.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Strengthening Protection and Psychosocial Assistance for Vulnerable Individuals in Cox’s Bazar

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the strengthening of capacities, awareness and direct assistance for a greater protection and improved wellbeing of the most vulnerable Rohingya refugees through Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and protection activities. The proposed activities are based on IOM’s experience in Cox’s Bazar and the needs that were identified through the projects implemented.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Life-saving Humanitarian Assistance to Migrants, IDPs and other Conflict Affected Populations in Yemen (2018-2019)

The proposed project will enable IOM to continue providing life-saving assistance to vulnerable migrants at locations where the needs are huge, such as Sana’a, Al-Hodeidah, Aden, other coastal governorates as well as IDPs and other conflict affected people in Shabwah and Sa’adah governorates. Through this project, IOM will ensure migrants’ access to humanitarian assistance and protection through enhanced outreach activities at locations where migrants are known to be present including points of arrivals and transit. IOM will reach out to the most vulnerable IDPs and other conflict affected people with a full package of primary health services.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Assistance to Health Facilities Affected by the Earthquake in Iraq in Nov 2017

This project is designed to support and rehabilitate the health facilities affected by the earthquake that happened along the border of Iraq-Iran. IOM proposes a project consisting of the following components: (1) rehabilitate and support the New Halabja (Shaheed Rauf Bag) hospital through sealing the second floor roof to prevent water leaking and to restore post-operative care wards including rehabilitation and some furniture items; and (2) make Shahed Saradar PHCC fully functional through the provision of dental chair, generator maintenance and rehabilitation of a room.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Engaging Diaspora to Strengthen the Health, Flood Prevention and Agriculture Sectors in Sierra Leone

This project aims to improve the knowledge, skills of the Sierra Leonean human resources, and leverage the commitment of the Sierra Leonean diaspora to build human resources capacity in Sierra Leone. Due to the impact of recurrent infectious disease outbreaks and the recent devastating flooding, Sierra Leone needs technical support to upgrade its health, disaster prevention and agricultural sectors. IOM will collaborate with diaspora organizations, universities/training institutions and health facilities in Sierra Leone to enhance skills and knowledge transfers to home country. Diaspora will deliver trainings through short term physical deployment of diaspora members for infectious disease control training, maternal and child health training, subsistence farming/trading techniques and disaster prevention topics. Meanwhile, individual diaspora experts with a long term intermittent plan to support the education and the health sector in Sierra Leone will use Japanese e-Learning System to enhance the quality and the sustainability of onsite training. This e-Learning system called Knowledge Deliver, produced by Digital Knowledge Co., Ltd, will provide e-Learning platform and the maintenance of the platform, meanwhile educational institutions and the diaspora experts will provide the administration of the system, the material to feed the platform and distance learning service. The project will also provide direct medical care such as surgical operation, dental care to rural districts of Kailahun and Koinadugu districts following the needs assessment and the availability of the right diaspora experts team to address the needs.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Provide Life-Saving Primary Health Care Services and Provision of Rapid Response and Mental Health & Psychosocial Support for Vulnerable IDPs, Returnees & Affected Host Communities in Unity, Upper Nile & Western Bahr El Ghazal & other sites in South Sudan

This project will provide life-saving emergency and essential primary health care (PHC) services through IOM static clinics, as well as mobile responses through rapid response teams (RRT) missions. IOM will ensure a balance of both internally displaced persons (IDPs) and conflict affected host community members who are facing the greatest need. IOM will improve access to preventive and curative health services, covering all domains of emergency and PHC services in line with the Government of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health’s Basic Package of Health and Nutrition Services.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Accompaniment to Pregnant Women of Three Territorial Training and Reintegration Spaces (ETCR), to Guarantee Access to the Comprehensive Maternal and Perinatal Health Care Route

This project proposes a humanitarian response to strengthen comprehensive health care for pregnant women in three Territorial Training and Reintegration Spaces (ETCR), located in the municipalities of Tibú, Vista Hermosa and Ituango, through access to care included in the Integral Route of Maternal-Perinatal Health Care.

South America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Provision of Training for First-Line Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Officers Working at Local Level with Migrants and Refugees, and Training of Trainers

The objective of the tender is to support European Union Member States in reducing knowledge gaps of different categories of health professionals, law enforcement officers, social workers and coach trainers for health and other professionals in respect to health-related border policies and health challenges faced by migrant populations. The project will develop or reinforce the skills of professionals working with migrants and refugees, promote understanding, positive attitudes, and promote a holistic approach in the work with migrants and refugees at first point of arrival, transit, and destination of 33 European countries.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Joint UN Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Rakhine State

The project specifically targets the needs of women and children through enabling critical access to maternal, neonatal, child and sexual reproductive health services through capacity building of health cadres including community health workers, refurbishment and minor infrastructure works on health care facilities, support for emergency referrals, outreach services through mobile clinics and health systems strengthening. The target beneficiaries include women, with a particular emphasis on pregnant women and those aged 15-49, boys, men as well as vulnerable households including female and/or child-headed households, elderly, unaccompanied minors, people with disabilities and other conditions of vulnerability.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Enhancing the Post-Ebola National Preparedness Capacity to Efficiently Respond to Future Health Outbreaks

The Project aims to promote synergy and durable cooperation amongst all humanitarian actors for a greater preparedness and to ensure that the country’s emergency response plans and other coordination mechanisms are reliable and their capacity to deliver in the event of a health outbreak has been fully tested for efficiency.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients South Eastern Myanmar

This project will continue to build on the long standing successful collaboration between IOM and WFP to provide critical nutrition and food support to vulnerable patients living with TB and HIV in South East Myanmar (Mon and Kayin States). The main objective is to improve treatment outcomes for these patients and reduce morbidity and mortality amongst migrants and mobility impacted communities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Township Approach to Improve Access for Women and Girls to Integrated GBV and SRH Services in Rakhine State

Providing sexual and reproductive health care services and gender-based violence for the crisis affected populations in Paukdaw and Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Child Care Services and Psychosocial Assistance at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre (2018)

The overall objective of the proposed project is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and health outcomes (including mental health and psychosocial wellbeing) of detainees, particularly migrant children between the ages of 3 to 17 and women. The project will also seek to expand support services made to available to long-stay children and families released from the IDC on bail, noting their continued socio-economic and health-related vulnerabilities.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Empowering Tawergha IDPs through Community Based Protection and Mental Health and Psychosocial

In 2016, facilitated by the UNSMIL Human Rights Department, the local councils of Misurata and Tawergha, started an official reconciliation process with the aim of ending the displacement and addressing the reparations to the victims of both sides. The agreement was signed on August 31, 2016. Since then, the pact was modified multiple times and parties failed on the implementation of the agreement. Up to date, Tawerghas are still living in very precarious makeshift sites across Libya and a recent attempt to return has been disrupted by militias from Misurata in February 2018, creating secondary displacement settlements in the areas of Bani Walid and Sirt. The aim of the project is to articulate a response that builds on the residual community resilience and positive coping mechanisms, through a community-based approach. The methodology of the project includes the set-up of an integrated Protection and MHPSS mobile team, which will work in collaboration with identified community-based stakeholders, to either deliver directly or supervise camp based Tawergha actors in the pursuit of protection and psychosocial support objectives. 

Middle East and North Africa, LibyaMiddle East and North Africa, LibyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Psychosocial Support to Crisis Affected, Displaced and Migrant Youth and Their Families in Lebanon

IOM aims to strengthen the resilience of communities through the provision of psychosocial support (PSS) and the promotion of social cohesion. On the one hand, this project will allow IOM giving continuity to the activities carried out through previous contribution granted by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). Specifically, IOM will maintain its support at the recreational and counselling centers in Baalbeck and in Baysariyeh (South Lebanon), adding more specialized services and related trainings to guarantee a smooth running of the centers and eventually contribute to their self-sustainability. On the other hand, IOM will expand its program to ideally adapt to the growing needs on the ground: following the example of the two above-mentioned centers, IOM will establish a new recreational and counselling center in the North of Lebanon, an area with large psychosocial support service gaps, identified in coordination with the MoSA. IOM will also provide a series of trainings on PSS and social cohesion for the staff of Social Development Centers (SDCs) run by the MoSA as well as to other relevant actors, and will furthermore mainstream psychosocial considerations in the provision of livelihood and protection activities.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Fostering Health and Protection to Vulnerable Migrants Transiting through Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen

IOM is proposing a new project to continue to support and fill the gaps of the national and local actors of Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen in migration management with a focus on improving health and protection to vulnerable migrants regionally. More specifically, a follow up project in the five countries will implement a set of tailored activities to support governments and to assist vulnerable migrants and respond to their health and protection needs.

Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, MoroccoHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Community-based Malaria Prevention, Detection and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Community in Mon State and Sagaing Region

To initiate the 2018-2020 Global Fund project grant that will continue to scale-up community-based malaria prevention, awareness, testing, treatment and surveillance with a particular focus on engaging private worksites in malaria response, malaria elimination activities in Mon State, and initiation of malaria services in four townships in Sagaing Region.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Community Based TB Awareness, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin State

To initiate the 2018-2020 Global Fund project grant that will continue to scale-up community-based TB awareness raising, case detection and care and support including community-based care and support of MDR-TB patients, with a particular focus on the expansion of TB services to further three townships in Kayin State, and mobile Active Case Detection in Mon State.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Targeted HIV Prevention and Community-based Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care and Support in Mobility-Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin States

To initiate the 2018-2020 Global Fund project grant that will continue to scale-up HIV prevention, testing and support services and to maintain its treatment cohort, for migrants and mobility impacted communities in South East Myanmar, with a particular focus on increased testing services and linkage to the National AIDS Program.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Provisions of Systematic Screening of Tuberculosis, HIV and other Occupational Health Disease of Mining Workforce

The overall objective of this project is to, among migrant miners, ex-miners and their labor-sending communities, improve TB prevention, diagnosis, linkage and adherence to care and treatment across the border (including HIV), treatment success rates and to protect the rights of Mozambiqan mine workers (including the right for compensation).

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Investing towards Impact for HIV/AIDS in South Sudan – Global Fund (2018)

IOM proposes to undertake HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support interventions. These interventions aim to contribute to reducing new HIV infections and deaths among key and vulnerable populations in South Sudan. This will be achieved through awareness raising and comprehensive HIV testing and treatment among key population groups and through increased access to and retention in HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and support for key population groups.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF)

IOM proposes to undertake HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support interventions. These interventions aim to contribute to reducing new HIV infections and deaths among key and vulnerable populations in South Sudan. This will be achieved through awareness raising and comprehensive HIV testing and treatment among key population groups and through increased access to and retention in HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment, and Support for key population groups.

East Africa, South SudanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Health and Humanitarian Border Management: Capacity Building for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in Burundi and the DRC

In line with the IOM national and regional strategies for East and Horn of Africa as well as the United Nations (UN) Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework, this project aims to address cross-border mobility and public health implications. The objective is that of promoting effective public health measures in humanitarian border management in response to any potential future disease outbreaks and other health threats whilst also strengthening the capacities of border officials to effectively prepare and deal with public health emergencies. In order to achieve the above objective, IOM will support the establishment of a cross-border working group between Burundi and DRC including the organization of a cross-border workshop on “Humanitarian and Health Border Management” which will bring together key stakeholders from each country. The workshop aims to assess the gaps and challenges in health emergency preparedness and response, and elicit recommendations for subsequent interventions to address the problem. Additionally, IOM will provide capacity building training for frontline border control officers on ‘Health and Border Management’ and conduct simulation exercise on public health emergency preparedness to help frontline border control officers in Burundi and the DRC develop the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and recognise of symptoms of infectious and communicable diseases including practice of health protection at borders.

East Africa, Burundi, Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoEast Africa, BurundiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
Middle East Response - Iraq Tuberculosis 2018

The goal of the project is to provide essential TB services to Syrian refugees, Iraqi IDPs and host communities. Planned activities are to increase awareness and knowledge about TB and to improve early detection and prevent treatment interruption; screening of presumptive TB cases and referrals to National Tuberculosis Program Facilities.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
3MDG MNCH Technical Support to MHAA in Southern Part of Rakhine

The 3MDG-MNCH programme in the Rakhine State supports access to essential maternal and child health services. The programme has delivered significant gains in terms of health outputs and outcomes including the the availability of trained voluntary health workers (community health workers and auxiliary midwives) across townships in Rakhine State, providing essential health services close to all communities. The community programmes are linked to township health staff and facilities providing an essential continuum of care. An emergency referral system links communities to life-saving emergency maternal and child care at township level. In line with the 3MDG funding support for Kyauk Phyu, Ann, and Taungoke to Myanmar Health Assistant Association (MHAA) in supporting the delivery of health services to the population in Southern Rakhine of the Township Health Department, MHAA has sub-contracted IOM to provide technical support to MHAA MNCH program in three locations in Souther Rakhine. IOM will work closely with MHAA project team in the intervention of 3MDG project activities including technical support and budget monitoring for Coordinated Township Health Plan (CTHP) of Township Health Department.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2018
Insulin Supply to Diabetic Patients in Libya Project

The donor agrees to provide IOM with financial support for the project insulin supply to diabetic patients in Libya Project to be implemented respectively by the IOM Mission in Libya.

Middle East and North Africa, LibyaMiddle East and North Africa, LibyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2018
GH16-1719- Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda through Strengthening Capacities for Rapid Response to Humanitarian and Public Health Emergencies

Through this collaboration with the US CDC, IOM will capitalize and build on its health technical and operational expertise to better respond to humanitarian and public health emergencies globally. IOM will strengthen its capacity to rapidly respond to humanitarian and public health emergencies through the recruitment of personnel dedicated to improving staff capacity for rapid response and assessment of IOM’s existing health information systems and conducting capacity building training. This initiative will complement IOM’s contribution to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), including the implementation of the CDC-RFA-GH15-1632 Cooperative Agreement on Global Health Security Partnership Engagement: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally, for which IOM was awarded a grant (Grant Number: 1U2GGH001761-01). IOM also intends to work with implementing partners from within the CDC-RFA-GH16-1719 Cooperative Agreement, with potential collaborators including Johns Hopkins University and The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), on emergency training modules and field level epidemiological investigations.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Music Therapy for Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Pilot Project in Chios Island

Through this music therapy intervention, IOM intends to: a) Create a safe environment for a group of unaccompanied migrant children (UMC) currently hosted in the hot-spot of the Chios island by increasing their self-regulation and coping skills as well as enhancing their social interactions and resilience. b) Develop a module of music therapy interventions with children in transitional situations that can be replicated in other similar situations.

European Economic Area, GreeceEuropean Economic Area, GreeceMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Supporting National Level Migration Health Coordination Mechanisms in Asia

The project will support the Ministries of Health in Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand to establish national level multi-sectoral migrant health coordination mechanisms, conduct national situational analysis and technical thematic research on migrant health, to support the development of national action plans to respond to new global level guidance on principles and priorities for addressing migrant health. The project will ultimately facilitate and support Ministries of Health in the three targeted countries in the development of locally adapted, action oriented strategic and operational plans at the national level. The aim is to address migrant health in line with updated global policy guidance and recommendations, to enhance the ability of Member States to address the health of migrants from and within their respective countries and strengthen transnational coordination amongst and between the countries. In establishing national level multi-sectoral migrant health coordination mechanisms, the project will also serve to enhance coordination between key governmental and non-governmental actors, and identify strategic avenues for closer cooperation that can be maintained into the future.

Asia and the Pacific, Cambodia, Philippines, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Community Health and Mobility in the Pacific (CHAMP)

The objective of this project is to contribute to an environment which enables migrants, their families and migration-affected communites to enjoy the benefits of good physical health and wellbeing. This will be done through building capacity to address the mobility dimensions of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), violence against women and girls (VAWG), and communicable diseases in Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Vanuatu and Solomon Islands (SOI). The expected outcome of the project is that governments and the civil society develop, update and deliver community health policies and programmes that are sensitive to gender and mobility. To enable this outcome, IOM will ensure stakeholders have access to up-to-date strategic information relating to the mobility dimensions of community health (VAWG, SRH & communicable diseases). This will be achieved through conducting a baseline assessment in the four target countries. This assessment will be used to develop a Gender, Mobility and Community Health curriculum for the Pacific context. 

Asia and the Pacific, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, VanuatuAsia and the Pacific, Solomon IslandsHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Colombia: Development of Local Capacities for the Promotion and Guarantee of the Right of Health in the Departments and Municipalities where the 26 Training and Reincorporation Territorial Zones are Located

The objective of the project is to contribute to improving access to comprehensive Primary Health Care services, with emphasis on the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights, mental health, the prevention of the use of psychoactive substances, care for children and children, malnutrition in the 25 municipalities.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Emergency Health Care and Referral Services to IDPs from Hawija and Shirqat in Kirkuk and Salah-al-Din

IOM will provide life-saving essential health care services to internally displaced people (IDPs), targeting areas of the ongoing Hawija response in the governorates of Kirkuk and Salah-al-Din. The intervention includes three components: provision of primary health care; emergency referral by IOM’s ambulances; non-emergency referral from IDPs locations to specialized secondary health facilities and vice versa through the rent and deployment of six buses.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Development of specific training modules for health professionals, law enforcement officers and trainers, on migrants' and refugees' health, addressing communicable diseases and mental health problems

This programme should bring to a much better understanding of refugees and migrants’ health condition from the health and law enforcement professionals of EU members states. Furthermore, EU efforts are targeted to support the adaptation of the appropriate clinical attitude towards refugees and migrants’ health needs and in particular towards the mental health needs of fragile subgroups, such victims of violence and stronger control of infectious disease risk in the early phase of migrant’s care.

European Economic Area, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, SerbiaEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Provision of Social and Psychological Support to Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria including Identification and Support of Vulnerable Groups

IOM will provide social and psychological support to asylum seekers in the initial adaptation phase, including identification of vulnerable persons and referral to social services/ specialized care according to their needs. The support will be provided by an expert team consisting of a psychologist (1), a social worker (1) and a cultural mediator/interpreter in State Agency for Refugees (SAR) reception centers in the country (Sofia, Harmanli, Pastrogor, Baniya) and at the premises of IOM offices (Sofia and Harmanli) for beneficiaries living at external addresses. The project activities will consist of: providing social and psychological support to asylum seekers, including linguistic and cultural mediation; implementing support measures to improve the identification of vulnerable asylum seekers, including unaccompanied and separated children by SAR social workers/psychologists and providing targeted focused and specialized support in addressing their needs; providing interpretation services to asylum seekers; facilitating communication of asylum seekers with relevant institutions including social services, GPs, hospitals in case of hospitalization, etc.; and providing information on the process and outcome of their application for international protection by liaising with SAR.

European Economic Area, BulgariaEuropean Economic Area, BulgariaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Chile: Study Systematization of Migrants Health Pilot

This project aims to improve access to health for migrants in Chile. For this, the national pilot program for Immigrant Health, under the Ministry of Health of Chile, will be systematized, according to the available information and the experience of key actors in the main intervention levels of this pilot, as well as to contrast this evidence with international literature and generate recommendations that contribute to the development of a Migratory Health Policy in Chile.

South America, ChileSouth America, ChileHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
USAID TB Control Program (2017-2018)

In Year 4, IOM also plans to work on the sustainability of the interventions piloted in Year 1 to 3. The aim is to empower state entities to implement the Joint Action Plan for TB prevention among migrants using a multi-sectoral approach as suggested by the USAID TB Control Program. The trainer’s team built within Year 1 to 3 will conduct peer education sessions among migrants, follow up of the trained migrants, on the job seminars and consultations of the field staff, extend the volunteer’s network, collect reports on monthly basis and conduct monitoring visits to the target districts Dangara, Boljuvon, Temurmalik and Farhor.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Migration and its Impact on Cambodian Children and Families (MICCAF)

As outward migration in Cambodia continues to increase, its impact on the children and families of migrant workers inclusive of health, remains largely unknown. Concerns centre on how separation from parents may affect childrens’ nutritional, behavioral and psychological development and if furthermore the trends in migration have linkages to the increased placement of children in Residential Care Institutions (RCI) settings. In this regard a two phase project is proposed that aims to research the issue of left behind children and families in Cambodia. The first phase will focus on piloting and capacity building activities, whilst phase two will consist of a) community-based cross-sectional household survey among left-behind migrant worker families and; b) qualitative study components to explore left-behind migrant children in child care institutions inclusive of children’s perception of parental migration, child health status and parenting issues of migrant family households. The final outcome of the project will be to present the findings and recommendations via a country report to the Royal Government of Cambodia and Civil Society in Cambodia to assist with culturally appropriate interventions and national policy development.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Impact of Migration on Left Behind Children and Families in Cambodia (IMPACT)

IOM proposes a two-phase project that aims to research the issue of left-behind children and families in Cambodia. Phase one will focus on piloting and capacity-building activities, whilst phase two will consist of a) community-based cross-sectional household surveys among left-behind migrant worker families and b) qualitative study components to explore left-behind migrant children in child care institutions inclusive of children’s perception of parental migration, child health status and parenting issues of migrant family households.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Building Healthy Cities

Building Healthy Cities will work in partnership with Smart Cities initiatives and urban health coordination structures to add value via improved health goals and metrics in proposed infrastructure and ICT projects, enhance interoperability of data systems, and increased efficiency of multisector urban spending.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Global Health Security Partner Engagement - Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally

Through this project, IOM will support the realization of CDC's main strategies and intended outcome to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other health threats. In line with IOM's HBMM framework across five African countries: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Central and West Africa, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Sierra LeoneEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
GRANT-9176 MYA - Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV-AIDs Prevention - 1.1C NGO Service Provider-Community Outreach (Phase 1) (46490-001)

The project aim to improve the capacity of service providers to ensure the delivery of a continuum of HIV pre-ention, testing, diagnosis, and treatment and care services to targeted populations; increase access to underserviced target populations, through government-NGO/EHO partnerships for improved service delivery; improve the referral pathways between INGOs/CSOs/EHOs as service providers and public health services to reach target populations; strengthen integrated health services, which are targeted at hard to reach target population groups; assist NAP with counselling and referral of patients and clients for testing; provide psychosocial support for PLHIV; provide community based care and support for patients on ART treatment to improve adherence and living support for patients; and establish partnerships with public health facilities as a means of providing support to the scale up of government service provision.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Reinforce the Haitian National Police Academy

Established in 1995, the Haitian National Police (HNP) is the law enforcement and defence force in Haiti. Through the aim of supporting the HNP strengthen their law enforcement capacities throughout the country, IOM aims to provide support to the current cadet classes at the HNP Academy. The dual pronged support will include 1) provision of nutritional support, and 2) medical screenings services to ensure the recruitment of 1,300 medically fit cadets.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2017
Integrated Cholera Control and Prevention for Vulnerable and Affected Communities in Yemen

This project will contribute to the reduction of the case fatality rate (CFR) and the control of further outbreaks of cholera and acute water diarrhea (AWD) in the targeted affected communities and the prevention of disease spread in the surrounding communities. 

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Humanitarian Assistance for Muslims from Myanmar State and Special At-Risk Groups in Thailand (PRM)

The project will specifically aim at maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the migrants by enhancing the provision of continuous health assistance and psychosocial support, as well as supplemental nutrition, non-food items (NFIs) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support, in coordination with the relevant government counterparts.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Providing Life-Saving Emergency Health Services to Newly Arrived Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

IOM will focus on providing emergency health services to the newly arrived Rohingyas in the three new settlements: Unchingprang (Whykong) and Moiner Ghona and Thangkhali/Burma Para in Ukhiya. IOM will deploy one Mobile Medical Team (MMT) and establish temporary health posts for each of three priority new settlements. The mobile teams will also provide front line surveillance and disease monitoring data which is critical for outbreak early warning and response.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Global Fund Implementing Partner Capacity Development

The Global Fund is an innovative public-private partnership that has played a crucial role in the world’s efforts to respond to HIV, TB and malaria successfully. Somalia has been successful in securing funds from the Global Fund, with UNICEF as the interim Principal Recipient (PR) of the HIV, Malaria and Health System Strengthening (HSS) grants. IOM will support UNICEF in building the capacity of national counterparts, strengthen their systems and build expertise to enable them to take over grant implementation.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Development of Psychological Integrated Services of the Border Police Department in the Republic of Moldova (SPINS)

In Moldova, the Border Police Department (BPD) implements the state policy on Integrated Border Management (IBM) including combatting irregular migration and transnational crime, and is currently undergoing progressive structural reforms. The objective of the project is to contribute to an improved implementation of the state policy on IBM through improving access to quality psychological services for vulnerable migrants and border personnel of the BPD. To enable this, IOM will ensure achievement of the following outputs: development and availability of the system of Integrated Psychological Services of the BPD; development and operation of the database which supports implementation of the Integrated Psychological Services; renovated and appropriately equipped psychological cabinets of the BPD for effective delivery of services; and Border Police psychologists having knowledge, skills and abilities to provide tailored psychological support to all categories of vulnerable migrants and the Border Police personnel.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of MoldovaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of MoldovaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Strengthening Protection Networks for Vulnerable Populations in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) through Psychological First Aid Training

The goal of this project is to have a cohort of psychological first aid trainers and trained first responders to better support the youth population in RMI when they experience a traumatic or distressing event.

Asia and the Pacific, Marshall IslandsAsia and the Pacific, Marshall IslandsHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
ESCAPES - Community Health Educators for Appropriate and Fair Access to Services

The proposed project aims at strengthening the territorial governance networks through the improvement of health services directed to migrants. IOM will act as a partner in this project. Specifically, IOM will (I) develop a training module on migration, (II) participate in the elaboration of information materials on health services’ provision for migrants communities and (III) participate in five roundtables organized within the framework of this project to enhance local partnership and networking between local health services and migrant communities.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Support to Multi-hazard Preparedness and Response for Liberia

The objective of the joint proposal is to strengthen goverment capacity to mitigate, prevent and respond to multi-hazard threats caused by epidemics and disasters. The key strategic areas to be addressed by this proposal includes: 1. Disaster risk reduction with focus on multi hazard national preparedness and response plan 2. Surveillance and laboratory services for human and animal health 3. Emergency preparedness and response 4. IHR core capacities at the POE 5. Risk communication and community engagement.

Central and West Africa, LiberiaCentral and West Africa, LiberiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
UN Cares Mozambique

UN Cares is a programme designed to reduce the impact of HIV in the workplace by supporting ‘universal access’ to a comprehensive range of benefits for all UN personnel and their families – including prevention, treatment, care and support. UN Cares was also designated to unify HIV workplace programme across the UN System, and ‘Delivering as One’ a comprehensive range of HIV services to all UN Personnel and their families. 

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Provision of Life-Saving Nutrition, Health and WASH Assistance to the Most Vulnerable Conflict-Affected Communities in Abyan and Shabwah Governorates of Yemen

This project aims to provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable in Shabwah (Attaq and Habban districts) and Abyan (Russud and Sarrar districts) governorates through an integrated approach that includes nutrition, health and WASH assistance. This is to contribute in addressing the immediate causes of morbidity, mortality, food insecurity and malnutrition in priority districts identified among the most affected by the crises.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
PHASE II - Building the Capacities of BiH Institutions to Address Mental Health Issues Amongst Defence Personnel in BiH

The project’s overall objective to contribute to the Bosnia Herzegovina’s Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) efforts to improve access to all current and discharged military personnel regardless of gender to mental health and psychosocial services, particularly those who are participating peacekeeping mission will be achieved through two interlinking and mutually reinforcing components, namely: 1) to strengthen the human and technical capacities of the MOD’s to provide systematic and integrated responses to mental health issues, and 2) to support the exchange and utilisation of identified best practices and expertise from the region.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Psychosocial Assistance to IDPs, Returnees and host communities in Central and Northern Mali

The project will contribute to provide psychosocial support and sustainable livelihoods to conflict affected victims in Mali and particularly women and other vulnerable families.

Central and West Africa, MaliCentral and West Africa, MaliMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Implementation of the Personal Health Record as a tool for integration of refugees in EU health systems (Re-HEALTH2) – Belgium

To contribute to the integration of newly-arrived migrants and refugees, including those to be relocated, in the EU Member States’ health systems through the utilization of the PHR/e-PHR - a universal EU tool for health assessments that aims at improving the continuity of care, making medical records available to health professionals within and from reception to destination countries, and facilitating data collection to better understand and meet migrants’ and refugees’ health needs. To contribute to the integration of newly-arrived migrants and refugees, including those to be relocated, in the EU Member States’ health systems through the utilization of the PHR/e-PHR - a universal EU tool for health assessments that aims at improving the continuity of care, making medical records available to health professionals within and from reception to destination countries, and facilitating data collection to better understand and meet migrants’ and refugees’ health needs.

European Economic Area, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, SerbiaEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2017
Australian Humanitarian Entrants Health ProgrammeAsia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Central and West Africa, Ghana, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Turkey, Southern Africa, South AfricaAsia and the Pacific, AustraliaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2017
Renovating and Rehabilitating the A. M. Dogliotti Medical College at the University of Liberia, Monrovia

The overall goal of the project is to improve the training of medical professionals in Liberia by renovating the key features of the country’s only medical school, the A. M. Dogliotti Medical College at the University of Liberia, in Monrovia. More in details, the IOM will provide operational and technical support to the A. M. Dogliotti Medical College to reach the following three objectives: 1) Renovate and rehabilitate the academic building 2) Renovate and rehabilitate the male dormitory 3) Renovate and rehabilitate the guest house for visiting professors On top of reaching the result of successfully renovating and rehabilitating the stated buildings, the project is intended to also contribute to facilitating and ensuring that Liberia enjoys a more resilient health system with well-trained and qualified cadres of health workers and medical professionals.

Central and West Africa, LiberiaCentral and West Africa, LiberiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Emergency Repair and Restoring Full Functionality of Leda Clinic in Teknaf, Bangladesh

Under the current CERF application IOM will focus on emergency repair and reactivation of the health clinic in the Leda Makeshift Settlement. The structure was significantly affected by the cyclone and requires urgent repairs in order to re-establish a facility capable of providing life-saving care for an already extremely vulnerable population. In order to ensure provision of basic lifesaving health care to the communities, IOM is requesting support to repair the roof and truss system as well as repair and replace the damaged components.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Contribute to the Ongoing Cholera Outbreak Response in Yemen, and Support of Nutritional Interventions for Malnourished Children and Pregnant and Lactating Women

In response to the increasing dire need for humanitarian assistance due to the protracted Yemen conflict, IOM is planning to implement a series of actions aimed at contributing to the ongoing cholera outbreak response, and provide nutrition assistance to IDPs and host communities. The objectives of the project is to respond to cholera outbreak and to improve nutrition status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 5 year. Outcome 1: Contribute to the ongoing cholera outbreak response; Outcome 2: Provision of therapeutic food and supplementary feeding programme.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Sri Lanka Floods – Health and Shelter Assistance for Crisis-Affected People – 2017

IOM is providing urgent health care and shelter assistance to disaster-affected Sri Lankans. Project activities include: (1) providing in-kind medicines, medical supplies and equipment; (2) rehabilitating damaged health facilities; (3) directly supporting health service delivery through existing facilities through deployment of additional medical staff; (4) providing temporary and transitional shelter, as well as relief items for families affected by the floods.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Research, Design and Publish of a Manual for Community Based Psychosocial Support Programming in Emergencies, Displacement, Return Situations

This project consists in the elaboration and piloting of the manual. The manual will be based on research and compilation of best practices, guidance notes, articles, and documents on community based MHPSS programs implemented by IOM and other agencies.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Strengthened Emergency Health Care Services to IDPs and Vulnerable Host Communities in Anbar Governorate and Nargizlia Camp, Ninewa

This project will deliver strengthened emergency health care services to IDPs and vulnerable host communities in Anbar. IOM aims to contribute to strengthened life-saving health services for IDPs and host communities by deploying doctors, nurses, community health workers, and clerks to ensure essential Primary Health Care (PHC) coverage for beneficiaries through 1 static clinic and 2 mobile medical teams (MMTs). IOM will ensure the inclusion of all essential domains of PHCs: general clinical and trauma care, child health, management of communicable diseases, sexual-reproductive health, management of non-communicable diseases and mental health, and environmental health. Health promotion will constitute an integral part of IOM’s health services.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Fostering Integration by Addressing Health Equity

The present proposal’s overall objective is to contribute to better integration by ensuring more equitable health care to migrant population, specifically by promoting effective practices targeting health services and migrant communities. By this project, IOM will conduct a needs and gaps assessment of how the health services are addressing migrants’ health needs in practice; and organize training sessions on migration and health for health professionals and allied staff.

European Economic Area, PortugalEuropean Economic Area, PortugalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Township Approach to Improve Access for Women and Girls to Integrated GBV and SRH Services in Rakhine State

This project will work to increase the access of women and girls to comprehensive, rights-based sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The project will focus on; strengthening government capacity in the provision of quality SRH and GBV service provision; increasing knowledge of GBV basic concepts understanding and referral pathway amongst service providers, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), INGOs, NGOs and duty bearers; bridging service delivery gaps in hard to reach areas of the townships; and increasing community and youth awareness and engagement in SRH and GBV issues and services.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Life-Saving Health Assistance to IDPs and Conflict-Affected People

In response to the increasing needs for healthcare assistance following the eruption of the Yemen crisis, IOM has been providing life-saving healthcare assistance to IDPs and other conflict-affected communities in different locations in Yemen. Through this project, IOM intends to reach an estimated total of 6,000 vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host community members through supporting a health center in Al Jawf governorate. In addition, IOM plans to provide some basic support such as essential medicine and medical equipment as well as operational cost of two tertiary level health center in Sana’a governorate.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Strengthening Malaria Control and Health Systems among IDPs in Somalia

Within the framework of the UNICEF Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund), IOM proposes to contribute to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment services for vulnerable population living in IDP settlements in Somalia.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
2017 Consolidated Appeal IOM South Sudan

This project mainstreams MHPSS into PHC services through capacity building for humanitarian actors and health workers to equip them with tools to support those in distress. This includes trainings to improve understanding of MHPSS and Psychological First Aid (PFA) training, with a focus on ‘do no harm’ principles. The project alleviates suffering of vulnerable populations
through direct service provision of psychosocial support by providing one-on-on counselling and establishing psychosocial mobile support teams.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Humanitarian Assistance to Vulnerable IDPs Affected by the Mosul Crisis

This contribution through USAIM helps to supplement IOM’s existing capacity to support Iraqi IDPs affected by the Mosul crisis. IOM has identified a wide range of needs for conflict-affected populations and, as a result, has been delivering comprehensive emergency response activities, including NFI, Shelter, CCCM, Health, and Psycho-Social Support. While IOM has been providing services to IDPs in dire need, the majority of IDPs in the E-sites still require life-saving assistance. Elderly, disabled and injured IDPs are particularly affected since their limited mobility further compounds their access to essential services. Likewise, youth engagement and opportunities of recreational activities for children have been somewhat neglected in the humanitarian response. The USAIM funding will target these underrepresented beneficiary groups and complements IOM’s ongoing emergency assistance in the E-sites, thus filling critical gaps hitherto unaddressed.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Study on Nexus between Migration and HIV in Belarus

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of the dynamics between population mobility and HIV and the specific vulnerabilities of migrants in Belarus to HIV in order to develop and strengthen comprehensive HIV policies and services.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, BelarusSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, BelarusHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Provision of Integrated Health and Nutrition Life-Saving Services to Famine Affected and Displaced Population in Central Unity, Upper Nile and Greater Equitorias Regions

The objective of this project is to provide much needed life-saving services (emergency health and nutrition services) to displaced populations and host communities affected by food insecurity, including famine, and violence in Greater Equatoria (Kajo-Keji, Lainya, Magwi, Torit and Yei), Unity (Koch, Mayendit, Leer and Panyijar), and in Upper Nile (Fashoda- Aburoc). CERF funds will be used to procure medicines and vaccines in support of frontline primary health care services.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Provision of Life-Saving Primary Healthcare Services to the Drought and AWD/Cholera Affected Populations in Somalia

The project’s interventions will increase access to timely and quality life-saving health assistance to beneficiaries in Gedo, Mudug, and Banadir, targeting the most drought affected areas in need of primary health care services. IOM will provide access to timely, integrated, and effective emergency primary health care, effective referral system for secondary health care services and health promotion focusing on community-based prevention and response to communicable, non-communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases. Particular focus will be paid to raising awareness of the risk of AWD/cholera and its prevention.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Provision of Emergency Life-Saving Primary Health Care Services to Vulnerable Populations in Unity, Upper Nile and Central Equatoria States and Priority Locations Where Humanitarian Needs are Most Severe through Semi Static and Mobile Clinics

This project will provide life-saving emergency and essential primary health care (PHC) services through IOM static and semi- clinics, as well as rapid response teams (RRT) missions. IOM will continue to provide emergency PHC services to internally displaced populations and host communities, Malakal in Upper Nile and Wau in Western Bahr El Ghazal, through static and semi-static health facilities. IOM’s Rapid Response Team will deploy to locations where humanitarian needs are most severe, based on composite analysis of displacement, Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data, global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates, and disease outbreaks. The project also aims to increase vaccination coverage in children, which has been identified as one of worst performing health indicators in the country.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
IFHP Pre-departure Medical Services for Canada-bound Refugees

As of April 1, 2017, the IRCC introduces a new reimbursement scheme for health assessment of Canada-bound refugees as a part of Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), which until now has been providing temporary coverage of health care benefits to refugees in Canada.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Guinea, East Africa, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, ZimbabweEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2017
Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance to Migrants, IDPs and Other Conflict Affected Populations in Yemen

The proposed project will enable IOM to continue providing life-saving assistance to vulnerable migrants at locations where the needs are huge, such as Sana’a, Al-Hodeidah, Aden, other coastal governorates as well as IDPs and other conflict affected people in Taiz and Al-Hodeidah governorates. Through this project, IOM will ensure migrants’ access to humanitarian assistance and protection through enhanced outreach activities at locations where migrants are known to be present including points of arrivals and transit.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Humanitarian Assistance for Muslims from Myanmar State and Special At-Risk Groups in Thailand

The project will continue the delivery of humanitarian aid to Muslims from Myanmar State and special at-risk groups including Bangladeshis in Immigration Detention Centers, Welfare Protection Centers for Victims of Trafficking, and Shelters for Children and Families in Thailand. The project will specifically aim at maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the migrants by enhancing the provision of continuous health assistance and psychosocial support, as well as material support related to improvement of personal hygiene and physical/psychosocial condition of beneficiaries, in coordination with the relevant government counterparts.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Strengthening the Emergency Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Response for Affected Population in the North East of Nigeria

The proposed project aims to strengthen the existing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support {MHPSS) response to the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Nigeria and has directly affected three states in the North-East: Adamawa, Barno and Yobe. More than two years after the crisis began, and despite the fact that some I DPs have started to return home, the situation on the ground remains dire and most of the affected populations still remain in high need of humanitarian assistance. The North-eastern part of Nigeria witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to IDPs and Conflict-Affected Communities in Health and WASH Sectors in Yemen

This project proposes provision of immediate life-saving health care assistance to IDPs and other conflict-affected populations through the establishment and operations of mobile health clinics in two governorate of Yemen including Shabwah and Hajjah. These mobile clinics will represent a critical extension to the existing health system capacity, ensuring the delivery of essential primary health care, as well as community care. In addition, and to meet the stark needs required to build the health infrastructure as a result of the conflict, IOM aims to provide potable water trucking to health facilities and water site rehabilitation to sites supporting health facilities as well as hygiene kit distributions to those most in need in Shabwah.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Development of a Position Paper on National HIV Response in Emergency Settings in Mozambique, Utilizing Case Studies from Gaza and Zambezia Provinces

The main objective of the project is to generate evidence on HIV vulnerability, prevention and treatment needs, including understanding the community resilience and coping strategies to mitigate the impact of HIV, food nutrition insecurity among migrants and IDP in selected areas.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Emergency Health Assistance for Populations Affected by the Mosul Crisis

IOM’s proposed intervention aims to contribute to greater access to lifesaving health services an estimated 80,000 individuals from IDP and host communities, affected by the Mosul crisis, through the provision of primary health care services.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Improve Global Health Security through the Strengthening the Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC) Government Capacity to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Diseases Outbreaks and Other Public Health Events at Border Spaces

The objective of the project is to support national efforts in responding to the ongoing yellow fever (YF) epidemic while strengthening national capacity to better prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies in the future. Through this project, IOM aims to capitalize on its expertise and experience in addressing public health emergencies from the angle of migration and human mobility, and contribute to end yellow fever outbreak and strengthen national infectious disease control capacity.

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Health Prevention in the Italian Prison Population: Addressing Needs and Improving Quality of Services

IOM will collaborate with Regions and Local Health Authorities to support the general objective of the project to promote health in the Italian prisons, with particular reference to migrant population. More specifically, IOM will conduct an analysis of the health conditions of migrant detainees in the Italian prisons; organize ToT sessions targeting general personel dealing with migrant population (social workers, health staff, community health educators); conduct awareness raising sessions on the importance of health prevention and diseases protection; and develop recommendations for detention entities on the minimum standard levels of migrant health access.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Provision of Life-saving Primary Healthcare Services to the Drought Affected Populations in Somaliland and Puntland

In line with the Health Cluster response strategy, IOM’s HRP project intervention aims to improve access to and utilization of essential primary healthcare services and enhance referral mechanism for secondary healthcare services.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Development and Implementation of a Central American Joint Initiative on the Health of Migrants

The main objective of this project is to develop a Central American joint initiative on the health of migrants and their families to contribute towards a regional health approach bringing together governments, civil society organizations, development partners, academia and the private sector. As a regional technical coordination mechanism, the main stakeholders will contribute towards regional health security to effectively advocate, promote policies, share information and support the right to health and access to prevention, treatment, care and services for migrant populations and their families in Central America. Specifically, the joint initiative will be articulated through a knowledge management technical platform which will gather strategic information from key stakeholders regarding migrant health issues so that constructive exchange can take place virtually. The implementation of a steering committee will allow for the supervision of the technical platform and the organization of two technical and consultative meetings. Specifically the project will: design and implement the technical platform of the joint initiative using information technology; centralize strategic information from key stakeholders to ensure decision making, policy-making and programming across the region to improve the health of migrants; strengthen multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder partnerships to link and operationalize regional and national strategies and action plans to promote migrants’ access to health.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, PanamaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, Costa RicaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Systematic Screening for TB among High Risk Groups in Timor Leste

To contribute to the reduction of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in line with the End TB Strategy by increasing access to TB diagnostics for hard to reach populations in the four target districts in Timor Leste by a systematic screening using mobile TB clinic.

Asia and the Pacific, Timor LesteAsia and the Pacific, Timor LesteHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Strengthening Government Capacity in the Development and Implementation of National Strategic Action Plan on Migration Health in Nepal

The main objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of the GoN, to address the health needs of inbound and outbound migrants using a multi-sectoral approach, particularly by reviewing, endorsing and implementing the National Strategic Action Plan (NSAP) on Migration Health. Specifically, the project will: provide technical support and advocate for the Ministry of Health to review and endorse the NSAP on Migration Health, which when implemented will assist in comprehensively addressing health vulnerabilities of migrants and protecting their right to health through a multi-sectorial approach, and; build the capacity of and support the GoN to implement selected activities outlined in the NSAP. With this project IOM will respond to the recommendations from the Regional Dialogue on the Health Challenges for Asian Migrant Workers (July, 2010), the Dhaka Declaration (April, 2011) and the World Health Assembly Resolution 61.17 (May, 2008) and assist Nepal in implementing these global and regional commitments and comprehensively addressing the multi-faceted migration related health challenges.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Provision of Critical Primary Health Care including the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Crisis to recently Arrived Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMNs)

The project aims to strengthen primary health care services delivery and access to Undocumented Myanmar Nationals living in Shamlapur, Leda, Kutupalong makeshift settlements and living in the host community.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Medical Service Fee Project under Resettlement Programmes and Ad hoc Medical Services

Several Member State fund medical activities, namely, health assessments and pre-departure fitness-to-travel checks, using service fee structure, to cover staff, office and operational costs. In particular, service fee structure is preferred by the Member States that plan small and/or ad hoc caseloads. Medical components of some other projects such as the Australian and Canadian resettlement programme and Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) are by donors based on service fees. These projects have separate budgets and project IDs. In case of small or ad hoc caseloads projectization to separate projects is impractical, considering only a small proportion of the costs related to each project, and therefore, these projects are frequently undercharged, while the costs are being covered from larger projects. Initially, the project will include service-fee-based health assessments for Austria, Croatia, Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Spain. In order to streamline the financial management of the EU resettlement projects it is proposed to combine fee-based projects into a single one.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkeySouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkeyMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2017
Harmonization of Protocols for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment in the Bhutanese Refugee Camps Surrounding Host Communities

To identify and coordinate with the GHCs for the process of handover and integration into existing system of TB care, which are currently under the supervision of National Tuberculosis Program (NTP).

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2017
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, and Resilience Building for Conflict-Induced Displaced Populations in the North East of Nigeria

This project aims to address conflict inducing factors by offering mental health and psychosocial support to IDPs and their host communities. In addition of the humanitarian benefit of such services, individuals and families with improved psychosocial wellbeing will be better able to take informed decision, and contribute to their communities. MHPSS services will be complemented with a special focus on conflict prevention and transformation and peace building, especially in areas of return.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2017
Middle East Response: lraq Tuberculosis - Iraq

The goal of the project is to provide essential TB services to Syrian Refugees, Iraqi IDPs and host communities. Planned Activities are to increase awareness and knowledge about TB in order to improve early detection and prevent treatment interruption; screening of presumptive TB cases and referrals to National Tuberculosis Program Facilities.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Community-based Malaria Prevention, Detection and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Community in Mon and Kayin State

This continuation phase of current Global Fund project grant will continue to scale up community based malaria prevention, awareness, testing, treatment and surveillance.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Community Based TB Awareness, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin State - Myanmar

This year is continuation of current 6 years Global Fund project grant will continue to scale up community based TB awareness raising, case detection, and care and support with particular focus on innovative mobile Active Case Detection amongst urban migrants.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Middle East HIV, TB and Malaria Response

The Middle East Response (MER) initiative is an innovative approach that will provide essential HIV, TB, and malaria services to eligible country populations in Syria, Yemen and Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. This will be done through one regional grant management platform with the aim of improving responsiveness to the three diseases in the context of emergencies in the aforementioned countries.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Strengthening the Integration of Quality and Comprehensive Health Services into Government Health Care System for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Abuse in 6 Upazilas of Jessore and Satkhira Districts in Bangladesh (2017)

The proposed project seeks to strengthen the integration of quality and comprehensive physical, mental and psycho social health care services for survivors of human trafficking and abuse (right holders) into the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW).

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Child Care Services and Psychosocial Assistance at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre II

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and health outcomes (including mental health and psychosocial wellbeing) of detainees, particularly migrant children between the ages of 3 to 12 and women. Specifically, this continued project aims to: 1) provide child care services for detained children under 18 years old through a variety of education and activities at the day care centre, including opportunities for children to go out of the detention centre, and the provision of psychosocial assistance, and; 2) improve the hygiene, nutrition and psychosocial conditions of the migrants, especially women.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2017
Integrated HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Study in Key Populations in Somalia

IOM will conduct an IBBS Study to target 300 Female Sex Workers and their clients to contribute to improve the effectiveness and efficiency for the current STI/HIV response in the country.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Enhancing Health Responses through the Provision of Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Cholera Response in High Risk Regions of Grand-Anse and South Departments-Haiti

IOM is proposing a life-saving intervention to improve access to health and cholera treatment services among affected populations. Moreover, in regard to the impact of Matthew Hurricane on DINEPA and Water Treatment system, IOM will support DINEPA with the distribution of HTH to improve the quality of community drinking water in targeted communities where chlorination system is missing or affected/damaged.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Enhancing Mechanisms for Prevention, Detection and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Among Migrant and Mobile Populations in the South Caucasus Countries

This project aims to enhance mechanisms for prevention, increased detection, referral and treatment of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis among migrant and mobile populations in the South Caucasus countries. This regional project will include the following outputs: 1. Health promotion campaign among migrant and mobile populations on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, focusing on preventive screening and treatment adherence; 2. Cross-border and in-country migrant health survey providing evidence-based recommendations for the elaboration of a coordinated, regional migrant-centred approach for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention and surveillance; 3. Capacity building of healthcare professionals and border authorities facilitating the establishment of a regional professional network aimed at enhancing referral mechanisms and elaborating migrant-friendly healthcare policies and programmes.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, ArmeniaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Provision of Urgent Health Services to Displaced and Conflict-Affected Population in Syria

This funding will respond to significant health service delivery gaps to vulnerable populations affected by lack of or disrupted health care services in hard to reach and underserved locations in Syria. Under this action, a minimum of 57,600 displaced and affected individuals will have gained access to lifesaving health care service through establishment of equipping of Primary Health Care Clinics (PHCC), provision of renal dialysis kits in coordination with local partners and provision of mobility support items.

Middle East and North Africa, Syrian Arab RepublicMiddle East and North Africa, Syrian Arab RepublicMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Technical Secretary of the Colombian Country Coordinator Mechanism (MCP-C) of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The project aims to contribute to the sustainability of the grants funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (FM) in Colombia. To this end, the initiative focuses on strengthening the functions of strategic monitoring, supervision and management with territorial authorities of the Country Coordinating Mechanism Colombia (MCP-C) through the provision of technical Secretariat services to the Mechanism by IOM Colombia.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Healthcare Assistance to IDPs and Conflict-Affected Communities in Yemen

This project proposes provision of life-saving health care assistance to IDPs and other conflict-affected population through mobile health clinics in three governorate of Yemen including Amran, Hodeidah and Sana’a. Through this project, IOM intends to reach an estimated total of 27,000 vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host community members, including 8,100 women; 5,400 men and 13,500 children (girls and boys).

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Provision of Integrated Lifesaving Primary Healthcare Services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and their Host Communities in Daynille District in Banadir

The proposed project seeks to respond to the urgent need for lifesaving essential health care services for the emergency affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the densely populated Daynille district. The target area has limited to no basic health as well as water and sanitation services. The project therefore aims at improving primary health care delivery services through: providing essential medical supplies, strengthening referral systems for access to secondary health cares, and scaling up community awareness raising and health education.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Towards an Effective Migrants' Right to Health in Central Asia: Assisting Governments in Enhancing the Provision of Health Services for Migrants - Kyrgyzstan

The proposed project will contribute to increase the availability and accessibility of health services for migrants in the benefiting countries – Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. This will be achieved through supporting the development of comprehensive and evidence-based migration health policies and legislation in line with international norms and standards. Two expected outcomes will contribute to the realization of this objective. Firstly, efforts will be dedicated to enhance the legislative and policy frameworks related to health services provision for migrants in the three benefiting countries in order for governments in Central Asia to fulfil their responsibilities in the implementation of international standards. A comprehensive assessment of the existing legislation and policy framework will be carried out, at the regional and country levels. Secondly, the knowledge, skills, capacity and commitment of key officials from relevant government institutions in the benefiting countries will be improved through the conduction of a regional workshop on migrants’ right to health, during which the assessment report will be presented. This event will also serve as a forum for stakeholders to exchange experience and ideas and actively discuss concrete paths for the implementation of recommendations aiming at the enhancement of health services provision for migrants.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, TurkmenistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, KyrgyzstanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Technical Support and Capacity Building to Improve Cross Border TB Control and Care of Tajik Migrant Workers

Recognizing the Russian Federation as the main country of destination for Tajik migrant workers, this project proposal will support the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan’s (MoHSP) initiative in establishing a cross border TB control mechanism with the Russian Federation and contribute to the implementation of the “Minimum Package for Cross Border TB Control and Care” among Tajik migrants. Within the framework of the project, the proposed components and activities include establishing a bilateral Technical Working Group that will facilitate the dialogue between the Tajik and Russian authorities and improve political commitment between the key stakeholders to develop a legal framework; improving the capacity of clinical experts commissioned in Dushanbe and developing a system to monitor quality of the migrants health assessment that will be in line with international standards and requirements of the Russian Federation; developing a network of diaspora organizations to create a supportive environment and to empower migrant communities through improving awareness on TB prevention among Tajik migrant workers in their country of destination; increase case detection and improving treatment adherence among Tajik migrants due to a supportive environment for TB diagnosis and treatment in both countries.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russian Federation, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Primary Health Care Support for Crisis Affected Communities in Lebanon

Through this project , IOM will support three PHCs, 1 each in Bekaa, Nabatieh, and the North. All these centers are located in highly vulnerable areas hosting high numbers of Syrian refugees. The support to these centers will improve the access to health services for vulnerable populations and close gaps in health service coverage. The project will follow the UNHCR service package for primary health care that includes subsidized consultation fees, subsidized diagnosis test for vulnerable groups and provision of free acute and chronic medicines. Health awareness, community outreach and health education sessions in PHCs will be conducted by IOM staff to inform beneficiaries of the services available and educate them on topics of major public health importance. This project will also be integrated with other IOM health initiatives, including tuberculosis (TB) screening and referrals, as well as research activities such as the joint IOM-Johns Hopkins University - MIT research project on non-communicable diseases in crisis settings.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Promoting the Psychosocial Well-being of Persons Affected by Crisis in Burundi

Objective of the initiative: Promoting and safeguarding the psychosocial well-being of people affected by the crisis in Burundi. Specific objective: To strengthen community resilience through the implementation of psychosocial support activities, community mobilization, medical referral and capacity building

East Africa, BurundiEast Africa, BurundiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Maternal and Neo Natal Child Health Project in Rakhine

Access to basic services has and continues to be historically low in Rakhine both for the Muslim and Rakhine Population. In recent years access has further diminished in central Rakhine, with Muslim populations facing a number of barriers in accessing health care, while historically it has always been low in Northern Rakhine. The provision of health care services throughout the state is complex and multifaceted, resulting in services being provided in an inconsistent patchwork. In some locations, primary health care access is availed, while in other locations secondary health care is also offered. Although the referral pathway has improved, there are inconsistencies in the way that medical authorities apply established protocols, which contributes to inequitable access and services. Based on experience, and in light of the direction outlined by IOM, the new ‘Whole of Rakhine’ Strategy, IOM, would look to build on the existing work with the Ministry of Health and Sports in Myanmar and in Rakhine State to support health systems using a “whole of township” approach, with a focus on supporting Maternal and Child Health and Primary Health Care. This strategy will not focus on temporary service provision, but rather ensure a conflict-sensitive approach to addressing chronic health system deficiencies and work closely with State and Township Health Departments, and all communities, to address critical gaps in health service availability and accessibility. The primary aim of the activities would be increased accessibility to, and availability of essential maternal and child health services of Buthidaung and Paukdaw.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Technical Support to Global Consultation on Migrant Health Sri Lanka

The Consultation will aim to contribute to engaging multi-sectoral partners reach consensus on priority areas and key policy strategies to mainstreaming migrant health and enabling an environment for meaningful policy change. The activities under this project will provide support and coordination to the Scientific Committee and the technical consultants, who will contribute to the completion of the background papers, which will guide the discussions of the Consultation, and final Report. These outputs will identify the gaps, mainstreaming opportunities and key policy strategies related to migration and health.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
IOM National Ebola Training Academy – Phase II: Establishment of Infection Prevention Control Short Course Departments and Mobile Training in Sierra Leone

Establishing dedicated, well-resourced IPC departments, comprised of experienced educators, as a part of existing medical colleges will be pivotal in mitigating against the risk of future potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks. Objectives: (1) To establish comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control academic short course departments in order to mitigate the risk of future Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks; and (2) To reduce infectious disease transmission rate in general for all infectious diseases; and (3) To enable enhanced Infection Prevention Control training through renovation and equipping of COMAHS and Tonkolili College of Health Sciences.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Psychosocial Support to Crisis Affected, Displaced and Migrant Youth and their Families in Syria and Neighbouring Countries (Phase 2): Whole of Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

The continued conflicts in the Syrian Arab Republic have triggered large-scale population displacements and deterioration of basic services and social interactions. Given the protracted nature of the crisis and the need to look at resilience and long term solutions, IOM aims to continue addressing the psychosocial needs of the displaced, refugee and host population, building on the capacity created during the first phase of the program. In particular: a) in Syria, grants will be provided to support direct intervention activities ideated by former trainees of the first phase of the program; b) in Lebanon IOM will continue supporting the activities of Dari Recreational and Counseling Center in the Bekaa valley to consolidate and make sustainable the work of the psychosocial mobile team in the region; c) capacity building in psychosocial responses will be offered to Syrian organizations active in North of Syria; d) in Jordan, psychosocial inductions will be offered to governmental workers assisting Syrian refugees, building on IOM current humanitarian responses, including in the health sector.

Middle East and North Africa, Jordan, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders: Improving SRHR-HIV Outcomes for Migrants, Adolescents and Young People and Sex Workers in Migration-Affected Communities in Southern Africa 2016 – 2020

The project aims to contribute to significant positive change in collective knowledge and attitudes in communities and institutions in a way that promote sexual and reproductive health for all members of the communities. One way this is expected to be manifested is through visible improvement in individual freedoms of choice about their sexuality. Key areas the project interventions will target include cultural and religious norms, harmful cultural practices as well as institutional barriers to full enjoyment of freedoms related to one’s sexuality.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
USAID TB Control Program

The project propose to reduce TB incidence among vulnerable population and improve access to TB prevention and treatment.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Global Health Security Partner Engagement - Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally

Through this project, IOM will support the realization of CDC's main strategies and intended outcome to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other health threats. In line with IOM's HBMM framework across five African countries: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Réponses d’urgences choléra ciblant les populations riveraines de l’axe sud du fleuve Ubangui Bangui-Mongoumba et les Populations Déplacées Internes de Bangui

The project objective is to reduce the risk of spread of cholera epidemic in the populations bordering the villages downstream of the Bangui River and in Internally Displaced Persons camps in Bangui.

Central and West Africa, Central African RepublicCentral and West Africa, Central African RepublicMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Humanitarian Assistance for Myanmar Muslims from Rakhine State and Special At-Risk Groups in Thailand (PRM)

The proposed project aims to continue the delivery of humanitarian aid to Myanmar Muslims from Rakhine State and special at-risk groups in Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs), Welfare Protection Centers for Victims of Trafficking, and Shelters for Children and Families in Thailand. The project will specifically aim at maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the migrants by enhancing the provision of continuous health and psychosocial assistance, supplemental nutrition, non-food items (NFIs) and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Provision of life-saving primary health care services through semi-static and mobile clinics in Renk County, Upper Nile as well as flexible rapid response teams for deployment across the country to provide services for vulnerable IDPs and returnees

This project will provide life-saving emergency PHC and RH through IOM static and mobile clinics, and RRT capacity. The project also aims to increase vaccination coverage.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Promoting Psychosocial Services and Assistance for Vulnerable Migrants in Morocco

This project aims to improve psychosocial support services to migrants in Morocco through a two-fold action based on capacity-building activities for medical professionals in Morocco and on direct service provision to enhance pre-departure services offered to migrants in the context of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme.

Middle East and North Africa, MoroccoMiddle East and North Africa, MoroccoHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
United Nation Population Fund – Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence

Providing sexual and reproductive health care services and gender based violence for the crisis affected populations in Paukdaw and Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Yellow Fever Outbreak Response at Priority Border Spaces between DRC and Angola

The overall objective of the project is to support national efforts in responding to the current yellow fever outbreak, and at the same time increase the national capacity to better prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies in the future. Through this project, IOM aims to capitalize on its expertise and experience in addressing public health emergencies from the angle of migration and human mobility, and contribute to the overall YF outbreak response, in-line with the YF Strategic Response Plan (SRP) developed by WHO and its partners.

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Establishing a Migration Health Unit within the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) in Myanmar

Recognizing the importance of migration health, the Ministry of Health and Sports in Myanmar has taken steps towards promoting and addressing this topic on the agenda. A blueprint for the establishment of a Migration Health Unit within the Ministry of Health and Sports has therefore been developed. This proposed unit, which follows best-practice examples set by other countries such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, would be responsible for promoting inclusive migrant policies as well as acting as a focal point for coordination with other relevant ministries and partners. Project outputs that will contribute towards this objective include: establishment and operationalization of the Migration Health Unit within the Ministry of Health; technical and operational support for national, regional and global coordination and collaboration on critical migration health initiatives; identification and development of key migration health policy recommendations.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Psycho-social Support Services for the Conflict Affected Population in Wau

This project will allow IOM to respond to the needs of IDPs through the following activities: Specialized psychotherapy, lay counseling, training and provision of Mobile PSS teams to establish community support groups.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Enhancing Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment among Syrian Refugees and other Vulnerable Migrant Population in Jordan and Lebanon

The objective of the project proposal is to contribute to the prevention of disruptions to the continuity of TB care and associated services and thus reduce susceptible and resistant tuberculosis transmission, morbidity, and mortality among Syrian refugees and migrants residing in Jordan. These activities will support existing National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) mechanisms to improve TB detection, prevention and treatment outcomes for Syrian refugee populations, migrants and host communities thereby also mitigating possible negative impacts on the general public health in Jordan.

Middle East and North Africa, Jordan, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, JordanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Provision of Integrated Lifesaving Primary Healthcare Services to IDPs and their Host Communities in Kismayo

The project aims to respond to the urgent need for lifesaving essential health care services for the IDPs in Dalxiiska and neighboring IDP settlements within Kismayo town. The project will bridge the gap in service provision as a result of the just ended last year’s emergency funding (CERF & CHF) and to complement other ongoing humanitarian interventions in the area. IOM intends to continue running 2 static health facilities (with outreach services) whose funding ended last month (June 2016), improve the referral needs for secondary healthcare and to educate communities on common health events through social mobilization strategy.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Karamoja United Nations HIV Program

The project aims to contribute to reduction of new HIV infections amongst adolescents and young people (10-24 years) in the Karamoja sub-region over the period of 2016-2020.

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Hosting the Somali Global Fund Steering Committee Secretariat

IOM will host the Secretariat by recruiting and placing a Secretariat Secretary as well as providing the Secretary a sufficient office space with appropriate equipment at IOM Somalia. 

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Lifesaving Health Assistance and Prevention, Detection and Response to Disease Outbreaks for IDPs and Host Communities in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal (WBeG)

The project aims to contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of life-saving, rapid response primary health care services, TB and HIV diagnosis and treatment for vulnerable IDPs, returnees and conflict-affected host communities in and surrounding Wau town.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Life-saving Emergency Assistance to Migrants, IDPs and Other Conflict-Affected Populations in Yemen -Switzerland

Escalating conflict has severely exacerbated Yemen’s pre-existing humanitarian crisis. According to the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, there are over 14.1 million people that require protection assistance in Yemen including migrants and conflict affected populations. Through this project IOM proposes a comprehensive multi-layered approach to humanitarian assistance and protection for vulnerable, conflict affected and destitute migrants. IOM also aims at enhancing access to essential health services to vulnerable Yemeni populations including IDPs and conflict affected host populations. In particular, the following activities are proposed; 1. Maintain two Migrant Response Points (MRPs) in Hodeida and Southern Yemen Coast with two static clinics in each MRP. 2. Establish two mobile health clinics in IDPs concentrated areas in Saadah and Taiz/Ibb governorates.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Regional Capacity Development Technical Assistance for Malaria and Communicable Disease Control

Malaria continues to remain a major public health concern in Cambodia and within the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). In order to support the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) to ensure successful accomplishment of the goals of the National Malaria Elimination Strategy 2025, this project will pilot approaches to targeting mobile and migrant populations (MMP) for malaria, with a particular focus on Private Sector Sites and linking with regional and cross-border initiatives. The project will support the CNMs objective “to ensure universal access to early malaria diagnosis and treatment services with an emphasis on detection of all malaria cases (including among mobile/migrant populations”.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Regional Capacity Development Technical Assistance for Malaria and Communicable Diseases Control in Mobile and Migrant Populations in Lao PDR

The project aims to support the Ministry of Health’s efforts to eliminate the spread of drug resistant malaria, specifically by tackling this key driver of the current outbreak, the limited access of Mobile and Migrant Populations in southern Laos to malaria prevention, testing, and treatment.

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Increasing Access to Malaria Prevention, Testing and Treatment for Mobile and Migrant Populations (Myanmar)

Activities will focus on increasing access to prevention, testing and treatment in 3 private sector work sites in operations such as plantations, mines or infrastructure projects where MMPs are out of reach of the current health systems. Systems for improving access in project sites will be designed in collaboration with the MOH and the companies in charge of the project sites. The system’s essential characteristics are: I. Access to malaria prevention, testing and treatment for all populations at risk in the project sites; II. Strong supply/logistics management to ensure the uninterrupted supply of malaria commodities; III. Malaria programs jointly executed with volunteers from the company’s staff (analogous to Village Malaria Volunteers); IV. Company positioned to take on the implementation of malaria prevention, testing at treatment once the TA is complete; V. Effective linkages with public health surveillance system VI. Effective linkages with the public diagnostic quality assurance systems.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Awareness Raising on the Dangers of Drug Abuse among At-Risk Vulnerable Groups in Georgia

IOM aims to conduct a comprehensive participatory information campaign focusing on young people and targeting vulnerable groups at risk through mobile outreach by promoting healthy lifestyles and alternative behaviour models. In pursuit of this objective, IOM in collaboration with partners will launch a National Drug Demand Reduction Campaign that will be conducted countrywide through outreach activities and based on participatory all-inclusive approaches. Three consecutive processes will be initiated for this purpose: 1) the working groups comprised of local multi-disciplinary teams will be established to identify region-specific communication strategies of the Campaign. 2) Commitment of local actors will be cultivated to mainstream primary prevention in their routine activities. 3) A countrywide Campaign will be piloted in three key regions of Georgia by means of combining traditional mass-media, social media and community-based participatory interventions.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Psychosocial Support for Affected Population in the North East of Nigeria - Nigeria

THe project aims to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and protection of IDPs and affected populations in Nigeria's North East states through the provision of coordinated humanitarian assistance. In particular IOM, through the sustained support of the Government of France will continue and build on the 2015 projects funded by OFDA, French and German Governments and CERF – “Psychosocial support and community mobilization for conflict-induced displaced populations in the North East Nigeria”, “Emergency Mental Health and psychosocial support for affected population in North East of Nigeria” and “Emergency Psychosocial Support for displaced population in Maiduguri camps, Borno State” – in order to achieve the objective through the following three-pronged strategy: 1. Continuation of provision of direct psychosocial support activities to sectors of the affected population; 2. Organization of integrated livelihood and psychosocial activities for specific vulnerable group as form of SGBV risk prevention; 3. Capacity building on gender opportunities, social roles and interactions for vulnerable groups and relevant stakeholders.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
IOM’s Support to the Italian Programme for Assistance and Health Monitoring at Sea of Rescued Migrants

The proposed project is meant to support the Italian Government provision of health-related screening and assistance to rescued migrants within the broader framework of the GoI’s search and rescue (SAR) activities. The project will provide language mediation and intercultural communication support to the health personnel on board of 5 vessels in charge of SAR activities in order to ensure that the health-related processes and triage are well understood by the migrants while at sea as well as to reduce the cultural barriers in the communication between migrants and health personnel on board of vessels.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Lifesaving Primary Heath, Child Health, Women’s and Reproductive Health Care for IDPs and Host Communities in Anbar through Mobile Medical Teams - Iraq

IOM aims to deliver lifesaving primary health care (PHC) through Mobile Medical Teams (MMTs) to reach IDPs living in camps without health provider and out of camp settings, and the surrounding host community. Each MMT consists of a General Practitioner (GP), nurses, community health workers (CHW) and a rotating female obstetrician/gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) and pediatrician to carry out specialized health care for women and children. Specifically, IOM will provide PHC services through 5 mobile medical teams (MMTs) deployed in Anbar (Karma, Amryiat - Falluja and Habaniya), with operations to be shifted to Western Anbar (such as Heet, Ramadi, Kilo 60 and Kilo 18) based on need, provided that security conditions allow. In addition to providing PHC, the MMT is involved in health promotion activities, such the distribution of print materials, to prevent common diseases and diseases of public health concern such as cholera, which had broken out in 2015.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Providing Health and Nutrition Services to Returnees and Host Communities in Umbaru, North Darfur to Facilitate and Recovery Return and Reintegration - Sudan

The aim of this project is to improve the quality of essential health and nutrition services to populations in North Darfur who are left vulnerable as a result of conflict and/or natural disasters (such as floods, draughts), with special attention to IDPs and returnees in Mellllit, North Darfur, and vulnerable members of the surrounding communities in these areas. 

Middle East and North Africa, SudanMiddle East and North Africa, SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Promoting Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Internal Migrants and Internally Displaced Populations Living in 756 Urban Slums in Sylhet City of Bangladesh

To improve the access to quality and comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) care services for internal migrants and Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) in 756 urban slums in Sylhet City Corporation in Sylhet Division of Bangladesh.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, PakistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Contributing to Improving Deteriorating Health Status among Displaced Ethiopian Migrant Population across Djibouti and Health Assistance to Affected Host Community

With CERF funds we will contribute in improving deteriorating health status of El-Nino displaced Ethiopian population across Djibouti boundaries (Ali-Sabieh and Dikhil district) and provide health assistance to affected host communities. El-Nino displaced population and affected host communities will have improved health status with decreased morbidity and mortality. They will have access to essential medical drugs which will be available at local health posts. With the implementation of a mobile health team, these populations will benefit from health screening (including communicable diseases such as Measles, TB, and Malaria), detection of malnourished children and management of pregnant women, awareness and health prevention such hygiene, and emergency evacuation to most vulnerable.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Integrated Response to Emergency Health Needs of Conflict-Affected Populations in Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States in the Republic of South Sudan

The overall goal of the health cluster response is to contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of strengthened and sustained access to life-saving primary healthcare to the 250,000 IDPs in the affected locations.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Humanitarian Assistance for Myanmar Muslims from Rakhine State and Special At-Risk Groups - Thailand

The project will continue the delivery of humanitarian aid to Myanmar Muslims from Rakhine State and special at-risk groups including Bangladeshis in Immigration Detention Centers, Welfare Protection Centers for Victims of Trafficking, and Shelters for Children and Families in Thailand. The project will specifically aim at maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the migrants by enhancing the provision of continuous health assistance/psychosocial support, food assistance, non-food items (NFIs)/shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support, in coordination with the relevant government counterparts.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Responding to Health Needs of Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees Affected by Conflict in Northern Mali through Mobile Clinics

The armed conflict in Mali in 2012 caused the displacement of more than 600,000 individuals. Tombouctou region is the highest return area of the country. This project will provide mobile health clinics to returnees, IDPs and host communities in areas with low health coverage. The Cercle of Gourma Rharous, the second highest return area in Tombouctou Region is targeted for the implementation of this project. The project will target the communes of Gossi, Rharous, Hamzakona and Serere in the Cercle of Gourma Rharous were an estimated 6,000 beneficiaries are targeted IDPs and returnees are currently located. Primary health care services will be delivered free of charge to beneficiaries through mobile clinic units to IDPs, returnees and most vulnerable host community members, targeting in particular women and children. The mobile clinics visits schedules and travel plans. Mobile clinics staff will include 1 Medical doctor, 1 nurse and 1 driver (all local staff).

Central and West Africa, MaliCentral and West Africa, MaliMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Trans Women Without Borders Against Transphobia and HIV/AIDS - Argentina

The overall objective of the proposal is to promote a positive legal environment conducive to respect for the human rights of transgender people in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to contribute to better access to Comprehensive Health and the response to HIV / AIDS.

South America, ArgentinaSouth America, ArgentinaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Provision of Primary Healthcare Support for Displacement Affected Populations across Iraq

The armed conflict in Iraq, concentrated most heavily in the governorates of Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Diyala, Kirkuk, and Baghdad, has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis since December 2013. Many of the IDPs live in critical shelter arrangements, such as school buildings, religious buildings, informal settlements, and unfinished/abandoned buildings. IDPs in critical shelter arrangements are extremely vulnerable, as they are insufficiently protected from the harsh winter and summer weather conditions in Iraq. Building on the existing Health programs, IOM’s proposed intervention aims to contribute to greater access to lifesaving health services to individuals from IDP and host communities, affected by the ongoing crisis, through the provision of primary health care services covering the areas of: 1) general clinical series, including health promotion; 2) child health; 3) nutrition; 4) communicable diseases, including disease surveillance and response; 5) sexual and reproductive health including MISP, STI & HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn health; 6) non communicable diseases, injuries and mental health; as well as 7) environmental health, including WASH and waste management.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Countering Epedemic-Prone Diseases along Borders and Migration Routes in Guinea-Guinea

IOM will reduce the risk of Ebola virus disease and other epidemic-prone diseases spreading through formal and informal points of entry and along internal migration routes by supporting the Guinean Government to strengthen its surveillance system. (along Guinea’s land and maritime borders and high mobility areas internally). This strategy builds on the Guinean Government’s roadmap for epidemiological surveillance, and will include the following elements: 1) mapping of health vulnerabilities in areas of high mobility and analysis of migration patterns influencing them; 2) technical support to the Guinean Government to expand its epidemiological surveillance at formal PoEs; 3) support for community-level surveillance in communities around formal and informal PoEs; and 4) support the Guinean Government in implementing the International Health Regulations (IHR) through better integration of epidemiological surveillance data from PoEs into the surveillance system at the national level.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Enhancing Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment for Syrian Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon II

This project aims at preventing disruptions to the continuity of TB care and associated services and thus reducing avoidable mortality and morbidity due to TB by improving TB prevention and treatment outcomes through enhanced TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. for Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees fleeing Syria and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Swedish Medical Programme to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (SMP) Phase 5 - Bosnia

The Swedish Medical Programme (SMP) was established in 1995 to address the need for medical and surgical services that were not available in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as result of the 1992-1995 war. Based on its successful implementation in BiH, the programme was extended to Kosovo in 2000. This project builds on the original and long-standing programme jointly implemented in collaboration between the Swedish Government and International Organization for Migration (IOM). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the continuing improvement in the access of patients with complicated health conditions to good quality and needed specialized medical and surgical interventions in prioritized health facilities at the University Clinical Centres in Sarajevo, Priština, Banja Luka and Linköping. The project will primarily target medical facilities in BiH and Kosovo that have limited capacities to provide adequate specialized medical treatment, thus requiring medical treatments and assistance abroad.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Provision of Life-Saving Primary Healthcare Services to the Drought Affected Populations

Through this CERF fund, IOM aims to improve the health conditions of drought affected population and their host communities through the provision of life-saving emergency primary health care through mobile clinics, thereby contributing to equal access for women, men, girls and boys. IOM will provide life-saving primary healthcare services through a total of four mobile outreach teams covering approximately 13,000 drought affected populations and their host communities in Wagooyi Galbeed region in Somaliland and another 13,000 in Nugaal region of Puntland,these are among the regions hard hit by the drought according the latest. The mobile outreach teams will set up a make shift/tent clinics and/or utilize existing communal facilities in the communities for appropriate space and provide various on-site services. In addition to this, the teams will also conduct various health promotions/awareness initiatives in the affected areas for disease prevention in particular maternal and child health and water-borne diseases, this will minimize further spread of communicable diseases.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Strengthening Health System Capacity, Preparedness and Resilience - Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has recorded the highest rate of EVD transmission worldwide. Through this project, IOM will take a three-pronged approach to rapidly strengthen health system capacity, resilience and preparedness centered on prevention, detection and response to health threats in Bombali and Koinadugu Districts through: 1) enhancement of International Health Regulation (IHR) core capacities at Ports of Entry (POEs); 2) population mobility pattern mapping and its utilization in health vulnerability assessment; and 3) support to Community-based surveillance and the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) mechanisms, and social mobilization for health threat prevention, with an emphasis on participation of women and girls.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, and Resilience Building for Conflict-Induced Displaced Populations in the North East of Nigeria - Nigeria

This project aims to provide timely psychosocial support to displaced populations in Borno State, in order to address mental health and psychosocial wellbeing at the individual level during displacement and increase readiness to identify durable solutions. including local integration, or to reintegrate into communities of origin or habitual residence in the future. In addition the project aims to equip IOM psychosocial teams as well as health and protection partners with tools to address, mediate and transform community-level conflict that arises at the local and household level, and supervise teams in the implementation of relevant activities that will have a compound impact on both the psychosocial wellbeing of individuals and at the community-level, as well as the coping capacity, cohesion and resilience of communities in the longer term.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Investing Towards Impact for HIV and AIDS in South Sudan

Under this grant, IOM aims to support the Secretariat to achieve the activities above and contribute to the overall reduction of HIV incidence among men in the military. Furthermore, the Secretariat has noted that within the military there is often a weak understanding and acceptable of human rights based approaches, especially as it relates to concepts of GBV. The Secretariat has proposed to engage with senior level military leadership as well as leadership in other Department of Defense and Interior units (Police, Prison, Wildlife and Judicial Officers) to enhance awareness and understanding of their obligations related to GBV and human rights within the uniformed services with the aim to achieve a systemic change in how vulnerable populations are perceived and treated.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Stop TB Partnership-IOM Grant to Work on Key Populations Migrants and Mobile Populations

This initiative strives to consolidate expertise and synergize strategies that exist for TB and migration health to create greater awareness among stakeholders in overall TB management.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Prevention and Continuity of Care and Treatment of Tuberculosis amongst IDPs in KRI and Kirkuk and Some Central Governorates in Iraq

Iraq has among the highest rates of Tuberculosis (TB) incidence in the region with an incidence rate of 45/100,000, representing between 14,800 and 15,300 Iraqis being infected with TB per annum. This has been exacerbated by massive internal displacement as a result of the ongoing conflict between the Iraqi security forces and armed opposition groups. IOM intends to sustain the efforts of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) health authorities in including TB prevention and treatment within its primary health care services for IDPs and close coordination with and health partners in Dohuk, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Erbil. Working within the WHO EMRO’s Framework for TB control in complex emergencies, IOM will work together with KRI TB Program in addressing TB preventive and curative services and provide capacity building support to the local primary health authorities in the areas of early detection, screening, treatment and awareness raising.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
WASH and Health Emergency Response for AWD/Cholera Affected Communities in Kismayo - Somalia

The aim of this project is to respond to the recent Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) /Cholera outbreak in Kismayo and threatens to further destabilize a region severely weakened by food shortage, the ongoing political crisis, and the deteriorated health care and water supply systems. The project proposal sets out scaling up plan of IOM’s on-going respond to the outbreak ensuring access to safe water sources, community based case management and health and hygiene promotion in the most vulnerable communities in Kismayo.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Support Member States under Particular Migratory Pressure in their Response to Health Related Challenges (Re-HEALTH) – Belgium

To provide support to EU MS under migratory pressure in addressing the health needs of arriving migrants while preventing possible communicable diseases and cross-border health events through strengthening national and cross-border disease surveillance and response capacities. at designated hotspots and in key areas of reception. In order to achieve the project objectives, a national consultative process will be initiated via the organization of exploratory missions and national consultative meetings to take stock of the actual situation and select appropriate implementation sites.

European Economic Area, Croatia, Greece, Italy, SloveniaEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2016
Sustaining Life-Saving Primary Health Care for Vul lOPs Upper Nile, Unity, and Jonglei - South Sudan

The proposed project intends to contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of life-saving primary health care (PHC) services to vulnerable internally displaced populations and conflict-affected host communities through a flexible, reactive and harmonized approach. The project will be implemented in Upper Nile State (Malakal POC and Renk County) as well as in hard to reach areas accessed by the Rapid Response Team (RRT). The RRT works with existing health facilities and partners on the ground, where they exist. This is done by providing capacity building of staff and facilities, leaving behind supplies of medicines and equipment. The use of a combination of semi-static and mobile clinics allows IOM to respond rapidly to the precise contextual needs within a given emergency situation.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Emergency Psychosocial Support for Displaced Population in Maiduguri Camps, Borno State - Nigeria

IOM is proposing to provide psychosocial care to the displaced population in Maiduguri camps through the implementation of community-based psychosocial activities, including lay counseling, awareness campaign on mental health and psychosocial difficulties, recreational activities and facilitation of group discussions for men, women, boys and girls to identify gender-specific unmet psychosocial needs of the IDP communities served, upon which appropriate interventions shall be developed accordingly; identification of cases in needs of specialized mental health care and case management; relocation/reintegration through small scale of livelihood component for particularly vulnerable targeted group (such as GBV survivors, single headed households and youth at risk of dysfunctional behavior)and strengthen protection monitoring mechanism.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Rollout of the Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) in Kismayo District, Lower Juba Region of Somalia

Shortages in the health work force are particularly serious in Somalia due to prolonged conflict. The density of physicians in Somalia is only 0.3 per 10,000 people and 0.8 nurses and midwives per 10,000 people, while conflict-affected areas and newly liberated areas have almost none, due to health workers fleeing, being displaced, or having no stable source of salary. To put a sustainable solution in place, the government and donors have come up with an Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) strategy to rebuild the near collapsed healthcare system. Objective: To contribute to improved health and well-being of the communities in Kismayo Region focusing on mothers, infants, children through provision of equitable, free and effective integrated maternal, reproductive, neonatal and child health as well treatment of common illness, injuries & enhancing disease surveillance.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Nepal- Harmonization of Protocols for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment in the Bhutanese Refugee Camps Surrounding Host

The project aims to extend laboratory and treatment services, provided in the resettlement process, to the entire population of the camps. The project will directly benefit refugees, suffering from TB, and indirectly their families and the entire refugee community. As of the end of 2015, around 100,500 refugees will be resettled to third countries. Over 17,150 registered refugees will remain in the camps, of which around 90% refugees have already applied for resettlement. Given the 93.4% third-country approval rate of Bhutanese refugees for resettlement, this project will expedite and optimize TB detection and treatment of cases that will later on be accepted for resettlement.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2016
Complementary Measures in Light of the Relocation Programme from Italy to Member States of Relocation

The project intends to provide complementary actions to support the relocation of 10.000 asylum seekers selected by the Italian Government, in particular with additional tools to support pre-departure orientation and with health assessments to ensure safe and dignified travel. Furthermore, IOM Italy will be responsible for flight reservations and airport assistance for beneficiaries of the relocation scheme and IOM offices across Europe will ensure that beneficiaries are assisted in transit as well as upon arrival. IOM will also provide medical escorts in case needed.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2016
Epidemic Preparedness and Response Consortium

Program Goal: Ensure Ministry of Health Team capacity to quickly and effectively respond to an infectuous disease outbreak in Liberia.

Central and West Africa, LiberiaCentral and West Africa, LiberiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Indonesia: Assistance to Stranded Migrants in Aceh and North Sumatra - Thailand

This project contributes to the broader regional emergency appeal launched IOM to assist thousands of ethnic-Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded in several countries within the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea region. With a particular focus on Indonesia, this project will support the Government of Indonesia to provide additional migrant care support to the newly stranded migrants. The project will specifically aim at maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the migrants by providing continuous supplies of food and nutrition, clean water, health care, non-food items and psychosocial support.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Direct Psychosocial Support for the Affected Persons such as IDPs, Returnees, Host Community Members and TCNs in the Reaion of Lac - Chad

Psychosocial support can assist strengthening individual and group’s resilience and also reduce the risk of developing psychological and social suffering in the much long term. IOM will complete its response in the field of protection by providing emergency psychosocial support to 24,000 affected persons in the two sub-prefectures of Bol and Baga-Sola. The CERF funds will implement these activities, and subsequently IOM will try to expand the geographical coverage of the activities with the financial support of other donors. IOM’s activities will be organized in the following two parts: first part is continuous individual support to people in need; and second part is collective support through community helplines to strengthen community ties and also offer a hosting space and less formal exchange.

Central and West Africa, ChadCentral and West Africa, ChadMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2016
Supplementary Feeding in Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients - South Eastern Myanmar

This project will continue to build on the long standing successful collaboration between IOM and WFP to provide critical nutrition and food support to vulnerable patients living with TB and HIV in South East Myanmar (Mon and Kayin States). The main objective is to improve treatment outcomes for these patients and reduce morbidity and mortality amongst migrants and mobility impacted communities. In line with ongoing scale up of HIV and TB prevention, treatment and care and support activities which IOM implements in coordination with the Ministry of Health, IOM aims to distribute monthly dry food rations to estimated total 10,544 patients (5,799male; 4746 female) throughout the project (6 months) representing a total 172.396 Metric Tonnes (MT) of food distributed (141.037MT in Mon State, 31.359 MT in Kayin State).

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Strengthening the integration of Quality andComprehensive Health Services into Government Health Care System for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Abuse in Jessore and Satkhira Districts, Bangladesh

The proposed project seeks to strengthen the integration of quality and comprehensive physical, mental and psycho social health care services for survivors of human trafficking and abuse (right holders) into the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) (duty bearers). The project will focus on building the capacity of government health professionals and health facilities at the upazila levels, and establishing a coordinated referral mechanism to promote the health rights of survivors of human trafficking and abuse involving other duty bearers.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Strengthening the National Strategy for the Prevention of the Re-Introduction of Malaria in Paraguay (Certification Process of Malaria Free Country) -Paraguay

The main objective is to ensure the prevention of reintroduction through the integration of activities of the National Malaria Program (PNM) into the MSPyBS Health Services. To achieve the objectives, we intend to work on five components: i) Vector Control; Ii) FSS - Provision of Services; Iii) FSS - Monitoring and Evaluation; Iv) Case management and v) Program management. Each of these components is associated with several activities, some of simultaneous implementation.

South America, ParaguaySouth America, ParaguayHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Child Care Services and Phychosocial Assistance at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre-Thailand

The proposed project is a continuation of the current PRM funded project related to IOM’s support to foreign detainees at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok. The intention for the continuation of the project is for IOM to maintain a dedicated focus of its operations from a broader counter-trafficking goal to provide targeted assistance to migrants with special needs, including refugees and asylum seekers. The objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and health outcomes (including mental health and psychosocial wellbeing) of detainees, particularly migrant children between the ages of 3 to 12 and women. As was the case in the previous year, there will continue to be a focus on North Korean detainees, particularly women, to enhance their circumstances and conditions in the IDC. Specifically, this continued project aims to: 1) provide child care services for detained children under 12 years old through a variety of education and activities at the day care centre, including opportunities for children to go out of the detention centre, and the provision of psychosocial assistance, and; 2) improve the hygiene, nutrition and psychosocial conditions of the migrant women.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2016
Identification and Formal Registration of Returnees Stranded in Informal Settlements and Provision of Cholera Response in Anse- à- Pitres - Haiti

Through this project, IOM will work in collaboration with GoH and la Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC), to identify and conduct a formal registration of returnees stranded in the six informal settlements in Anse à Pitres. Through conducting a formal registration of all the returnees residing the camps, IOM will capture reliable statistical data and independent information on the returnees. The information obtained will facilitate complementary projects focused on supporting the orderly and humane relocation of returnees stranded in Anse à Pitres.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Infectious Disease Health Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe - Belgium

The objective of the scoping study is to collect information on the availability and provision of communicable diseases services to refugees and asylum seekers at the moment in Europe. In order to ensure the high quality of the research, IOM will subcontract the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani”, Italy - INMI to act as advisor for the production of DL1-DL4 and lead the finalization of the DL5 Final report, outlining the results from the scoping study. Activities will include a desk review, interviews with stakeholders, field visit(s) to minimum one EU MS and establishing synergizes with the Equi-Health, EC co-funded action. More specifically, the work will be divided in three phases: 1) Inception phase, 2) Research phase, and 3) Final phase.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Health Assessments for the Syrian Refugees Caseload - Australia

This project refers to the Australian Governement-funded health assessments for the Syrian refugees caseload.

Middle East and North Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkeyAsia and the Pacific, AustraliaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2015
Providing Priority Health Support for Conflict and Disaster Affected Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in South Darfur-Sudan

The project aims to respond to priority health needs of the populations in South Darfur who are left vulnerable as a result of conflict crises and/or natural disasters (such as floods), with special attention to IDPs in the IDP Camps in El Sereif and Dereige in Nyala locality. This humanitarian aid offers lifesaving health services such as treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases-through outpatient and short observation services and provision of medication; general health promotion activities; health awareness campaigns for prevention of infectious diseases (such as malaria, HIV and water-borne diseases) and establishment of a referral services system to higher level facilities, including transportation, medical escort and follow up.

Middle East and North Africa, SudanMiddle East and North Africa, SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Treatment of Acute Malnutrition in Conflict Affected Areas - Switzerland

The main objective of this intervention is to improve equitable access to life-saving services for acutely malnourished children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in selected districts.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Mapping and Size Estimation of Key Populations in Somalia: FSW/clients in Somalia

International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been a leading organization in Somalia in the field of HIV research as well as related programming for key populations. This study will integrate both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. More specifically, for the quantitative part, we will use combined survey methods with semi-structured questionnaires. The methods include: capture-recapture, multipliers, nomination, network scale-up, wisdom of crowds, and/or modified Delphi. Depending on the local environment, such as access to the target populations, their network size, and security constraints, IOM will select the optimal sets of methods among those described. For the qualitative part, we will conduct focus group discussions (FGD) and key informant interviews consisting of primary, secondary and tertiary key informant interviews. Above described methods are: 1) recommended in the IOM studies and endorsed by the National AIDS Commissions; 2) internationally recognized, guided by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and World Health Organization (WHO); and 3) used as appropriate research methods for mapping and size estimation of key populations in similar settings in various countries.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Psychosocial Support to Refugees, IDPs and Other Vulnerable Groups in Far North Cameroon

IOM seeks to strengthen its humanitarian interventions and collaboration with national emergency responders to address the needs of IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations, keeping in mind the regional implications of the crisis and targeting responses accordingly. The project aims to support refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable populations through the provision of direct assistance in the area of psychosocial first aid whose emotional wellness is affect by the Boko Haram insurgency. Specifically, the intervention would focus on the redeployment of psychosocial mobile teams from the east to the far north, in order to undertake psychosocial first aid, community mobilization, recreational activities and, in cases requiring specialized intervention, referral to other service providers.

Central and West Africa, CameroonCentral and West Africa, CameroonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Cold Chain and Vaccine Management in Lower Juba Region of Somalia - Somalia

To improve quality of life for the under one by EPI, under-five by NIDs/SIAs and most vulnerable children by improving access to immunization services. To support the implementation of the national immunization programme so that every individual can benefit from quality and effective vaccines which are timely delivered and administered through efficient logistics, proper vaccine management, and a well-functioning cold chain system in Lower Juba.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Addressing HIV and STI Vulnerabilities among Transnational Migrants in Algeria - Egypt

MSPRH and IOM agreed to collaborate to implement the measures in the STI HIV / AIDS STI 2013-2015 to improve prevention, access to screening and care for migrants Cross-border. The proposed project will focus on four complementary axes: • Data collection and analysis, to complement existing information on cross-border migration dynamics in Algeria (including irregular migration flows), vulnerabilities of mobile populations STI / HIV / AIDS and access to health care. The detailed terms of reference for the study will be developed in conjunction with the MSPRH; • Promoting consultation and dialogue between the competent authorities and public, private and voluntary sector health providers on access to STI / HIV / AIDS services for the most vulnerable migrant populations, as well as for other populations targeted by the project.

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Life-saving Health Care Assistance to IDPs and Conflict Affected Communities

This project is supposed to address the health needs of IDPs and host communities in two districts of Al Dhale governorate, namely Al Azariq district and Al Dhale district. IOM will deploy two mobile health clinics to provide primary health care, including maternal and child health and reproductive health services, management of common ailments, emergency health assistant for management of casualties and also health promotion activities in the target areas. Each mobile clinic comprises one physician, one medical assistant, one nurse, one midwife and one psychosocial counsellor. Also, each mobile clinic moves in two vehicles that also carry medical supplies and equipment.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Institutional and Community Strengthening for the Implementation of the Public Health Plan 2012/2021 - Colombia

The purpose of the project is to contribute to strengthening the capacities of institutional and community actors at the national and territorial levels, key in the implementation and execution of the selected dimensions of the "Ten Year Public Health Plan 2012-2021" (PDSP). adopted by the Ministry Of Health and Social Protection (MSPS), as the governing body of public health in the country.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Improved Access to Lifesaving Emergency Health Care Services on Maternal, Newbown and Child - Somalia

The joint health CERF project aims to improve the access of lifesaving emergency primary and secondary health care services for 165,043 beneficiaries with a focus on the provision of essential maternal, new-born and child health services, mainly in South-Central Somalia. where people continue to require emergency food and nutrition assistance and emergency health services. This project will increase access to integrated quality reproductive/maternal health services support to referral facilities in Lower Shabelle-Merka; Hiraan-Beletweyne, Lower Juba - Kismayo; Bay-Baidoa and Gedo-Luuq, while at the same time contributing to the control of communicable diseases, emergency stockpiles, surveillance and emergency surgery and trauma services.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Support to Emergency Health Referrals in Northern Rhakine State - Myanmar

The objective of the project is to reduce excess mortality and morbidity in vulnerable and underserved populations by increasing access to and reduce barriers in accessing lifesaving health care services of the population of Norther Rhakine State. (Pauktaw, Buthidaung, Myebon) through support to emergency referrals. The project specifically targets the needs of women and children through enabling critical access for maternal, neonatal and child health referrals as well as vulnerable households including female and/or child headed households, elderly, unaccompanied minors, pregnant women, people with disabilities and among other conditions of vulnerability.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Providing Primary Health Care in Shamlapur and Leda Make-shift Camps and Host Communities of Teknaf Upazila - Bangladesh

The overall IOM intervention in Cox’s Bazar aims to address the basic humanitarian needs of UMNs and host communities in the Cox's Bazar district, particularly in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas by providing increased access to health and WASH services providing access to informal education, improving awareness of common hygiene and health issues, building service delivery capacity of local Non-Governmental Organizations, managing INGO service delivery, and supporting overall coordination to identify need, analyze gaps and track service delivery across all sectors.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
USAID TB Control Program - Tajikistan

Within the USAID TB Control Programme, IOM implements migration health component and plans to continue mainstreaming TB prevention and care interventions in the pre departure phase of migration and upon migrants’ return. based on the IOM’s successful practice within the USAID Dialogue on HIV and TB Project. To assist the government in developing mechanisms of pre departure screening for TB symptoms among migrants and their referral for TB diagnostic and care, IOM will involve local migration services, primary health care providers, local healthy lifestyle promotion centers, local authorities, community based organizations, private sector, migrants and their families in Farhor, Temurmalik, Boljuvon, Danghara, the target districts, identified by the Project HOPE.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Promoting and Integrating Inclusive and Migrant Friendly Health Assessment Services in the National Health System of Sri Lanka

The project will contribute to the delivery of migrant health assessment services that are in line with international standards and principles through the development and adoption of national guidelines on migrant sensitive health assessments in Sri Lanka. In order to develop national guidelines on migrant sensitive health assessment this project will conduct the following strategic activities: 1) Assessment of the various health assessment (HA) practices in key countries of origin (Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Philippines with a focus on TB. 2) Develop a common position paper on migrant friendly health assessment. 3) Conduct an international technical consultation to develop migrant friendly health assessment criteria and key recommendations. 4) Multi stakeholder consultation to integrate the migration health assessment with the national public health surveillance and health information systems. 5) Trainings to Ministry of Health staff on the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (ME) framework.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Global Health Security Partner Engagement: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally - Switzerland

Through this project, IOM will support the realization of CDC’s main strategies and intended outcomes, in line with IOM’s Health and Humanitarian Border Management (HHBM) framework. CDCs Global Health Security Agenda focuses on protecting and improving health through regional, national, and local partnerships. IOM’s HHBM framework provides a platform to develop country specific and multi-country interventions to support CDC`s goal of improving prevention, detection and response efforts for Ebola and other infectious disease outbreaks, and health threats along the mobility continuum (at origin, transit, destination and return points). It focuses on both international ports of departure (PoD) and ports of entry (PoE) (airports, ports and land crossings), as well as on travel routes, flow monitoring points, hotspots where people gather along the way, the surrounding communities and their health systems, and finally, the migrants and mobile populations themselves.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Enhancing Conflict Affected Communities’ Access to Health and Psychosocial Support throughout War-Torn Yemen

In response to the increasing needs for humanitarian assistance following the eruption of the Yemen crisis, IOM is planning to conduct a series of actions aiming to reduce suffering, mortality and morbidity among IDP and host communities – through support to fixed health facilities and deployment of mobile clinics – as well as contributing to protect and promote the psychosocial wellbeing of the populations, reducing the emotional impact of their predicaments, with particular attention to most vulnerable segments of the population – women, boys, girls, the elderly and those with special needs.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Reduction of Morbidity, Mortality and Suffering, Improve Health of IDPs, Host Communities and Vulnerable Families Living in Conflict Areas by Providing Access to Life-Saving Healthcare through Expansion of Primary, Maternal and Child Healthcare - Iraq

IOM will provide life-saving treatment for IDPs through the provision of primary health and maternal health care for women, men, girls and boys. This will be done through establishment and equipping of two static clinics and eight mobile medical units. IOM will target areas that are under serviced and with high numbers of IDPs such as Anbar (Ramadi and Falluja) Salah al-Din (Smarra and Tikrit), Kirkuk (Yehyawa camp and Kirkuk district), Ninewa (Sheikhan camp), Diyala (Khanaqin), Erbil (Erbil district) and Sulymaniyah (Chamchamal and Sulymaniyah districts). This will include the provision of life saving medicines and medical consumables as well as trained physicians, nurses and rotating specialists. IOM will meet the needs of girls and boys by GP & pediatric consultations, and monitoring growth & development anthropometric. Every static and mobile clinic will also have a Obgyne specialist with pediatrician rotation in addition to GP consultation with the aim of meeting the basic PHC services , child health care & maternal health needs of the women in hard to reach areas or with limited access to health services. IOM will also assist with referrals to those requiring secondary specialized care facilities.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Ebola Crisis Response in Guinea - Switzerland

In December 2014, IOM was entrusted to provide structural support to Guinea’s Emergency Operation Centers at the district level, to enable these to respond more effectively and efficiently to new EVD infections. This initiative was subsequently followed by more technical interventions in the field of disease surveillance and population mobility mapping. IOM started to support district health facilities, as well as engage communities to better prevent, detect and respond to new EVD cases. Proposed interventions include Population Displacement Tracking Monitoring (DTM) and socioeconomic impact analysis of Ebola, psychosocial support for survivors and other affected populations, socio-economic support for survivors, and health system and surveillance reinforcement.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Improving Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) of Private Health Facilities in Sierra Leone

Considering the ongoing incidence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and urgent need to bring private hospitals up to a nationally recognized minimum IPC standard, IOM and IMC will provide dedicated support to these 15 private health facilities throughout the project duration. IOM and IMC envision this project to take place in a phased approach. The initial phase includes the health facilities identified requiring the most urgent support to IPC and WASH measures. A second phase to take place after the completion of the proposed project would include similar interventions at the remaining 15 health facilities, which all require significant support. Objectives: (1) To contribute towards achieving and maintaining zero EVD transmission through IPC and WASH support at 15 selected private health facilities nationwide. (2) To strengthen the overall operational capacity of selected private health facilities.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Health and Humanitarian Border Management Support to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) in Kambia and Port Loko, Sierra Leone- Switzerland

Objective: To enhance regional land health border management in order to achieve and maintain zero EVD cases whilst maintaining cross-border movement of people and goods. Outcome 1: Effective implementation and monitoring of health screening checkpoints. Outcome 2: Strengthened border capacity to effectively recognise and manage EVD cases. Outcome 3: Strengthened operational capacity for Passenger Welfare Organisation and District Health Management Team health screening personnel to effectively augment RSLAF personnel.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Ensure Adequate and Rapid Response to Cholera Alerts and Outbreaks by the Health Sector in Haiti

The direct beneficiaries targeted by this project are the people affected by or exposed to cholera regardless gender, origin and age. The projects will ensure early and timely response to notified alerts and support cholera care delivery at institutional and community level to reduce morbidity and mortality related to cholera. The project targets life-saving activities addressing life threatening conditions due to cholera infection both at institutional and community level. The CERF funds will contribute to the implementation of critical life-saving activities which form part of the following 5 priority axes of intervention, which are described in greater detail in section 11: 1. Increasing rapid responses capacities by governmental and non-governmental actors 2. Ensuring safe and quality care delivery at institutional level 3. Supporting a National Emergency Response Unit managed by MdM Spain 4. Supporting timely detection, surveillance, laboratory confirmation and information analysis of suspected cases 5. Promoting protective health and hygiene practices

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Recovery Phase: Step Down Care Facility for Earthquake Affected Patients and their Families in Sindupalchowk, Nepal

This project aims to provide follow-up rehabilitation services, nursing care and safe shelter for internally displaced persons (IDPs) with sustained earthquake-related injuries and disabilities in Sindupolchowk district, Nepal. The establishment of a ‘step-down-care-facility’ will assist patients and their families to transition from tertiary level care, to being cared for in the community. The project will also asisst in facilitating discharge and direct transport from key health facilities (hospitals and step-down-care) in the capital where IDPs from Sindupulchowk have been cared for until now. Lastly, after treatment and discharge from the step-down-facility in Sindupalchowk, the project will develop indavidual community based care plans for patients, provide basic essentials for self-care and link families with transitional housing options where possible.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Phase II Contribute and Extend Drug Reduction Efforts Among Internal and International Migrants in Turkmenistan - Kazakhstan

The present project is a follow-up of the previous INL funded project (2014-2015) on reducing drug use and will focus on extending the drug reduction efforts among internal and international migrants in the regions (velayats) of Turkmenistan. The objective of this project is to contribute to the drug reduction efforts of the Government of Turkmenistan through preventing substance abuse and identifying and referring drug users among external and internal migrants to relevant services. Activities envisaged during the course of this project will aim to: - Increase the capacity of the regional health workers, relevant law enforcement officers and representatives of the local authorities on migrants’ right to health and prevent substance abuse and drug; - Central and regional level health workers, relevant law enforcement agencies and local governance authorities have extended their knowledge on comprehensive approach to countering; - Increase the awareness of international and internal migrants on the harmful effects of drug use and abuse.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Sustaining Life-saving Primary Health Care Services and Provision of Rapid Response and Psychosocial Support for Vulnerable IDPs, Returnees and Affected Host Communities in Unity State - South Sudan

The proposed project will contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of life-saving primary and reproductive health services to vulnerable internally displaced women, girls, men and boys and conflict-affected host communities. through a rapid, flexible, responsive and complementary approach. IOM aims to use a semi-static clinics and rapid response team in Bentiu PoC to quickly respond to emerging heath needs within the emergency context. Bentiu PoC has realized an influx of over 60% increase within a period of  four months thus need to increase space to create more room for consultation, increase human resource, and increase supplies of medicine and other disposables.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
115 Call-back System: Implementing a System and Framework Designed to Measure Qualitatively and Quantitatively the Response by Government and Partners to Alerts Generated by the 115 Call Center, Guinea

To understand the response and action taken after an alert has been dispatched, eHealth Africa proposes to implement the 'call back project,' whereby a group of callback monitors contact callers (that reported alerts to 115) and ask a survey of questions regarding the response that they received. The purpose of the callback project is five-fold: 1. To reassure the callers that have reported suspected EVD or death cases who may, due to a lack of resources for response, (i.e. bed space, ambulances, etc) have to wait for extended periods of time to receive a response from their alert. 2. To provide a means of assessing the speed of the response (albeit according to recollection of the callers memory). 3. To provide a partial back stop to the response process whereby urgent cases that are identified through the 115 call-backs that have not been responded too are flagged as immediately forwarded to the prefecture response team for action. 4. To provide a tool for conducting trial/pilot phone-based KAP-surveys. 5. Lay the ground work for a general public health role for the 115 call center in 2016.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Enhancing Screening and Surveillance Capacity at Borders and in Border Communities – Ebola Crisis Response in Liberia - Switzerland

The project objective is to contribute to collaborative regional and national efforts in reducing the risk of cross-border transmission of Ebola Virus Disease through sustainable border screening and community based surveillance systems. IOM proposes to implement the roll-out of capacity building required to ensure quality screening and surveillance measures are implemented at border posts and in border and migration-affected communities. The project will focus primarily on capacity building for Government officials and NGOs/CBOs and local authorities in border counties, with an implementing partner funding mechanism to support national actors in continuing to roll-out and fill gaps in community event based surveillance activities with border communities and vulnerable migrant and mobile populations. Such initiatives will be complemented, to the extent possible, with information collection of cross-border population mobility patterns.

Central and West Africa, LiberiaCentral and West Africa, LiberiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Responding to Humanitarian Needs of Migrants in Yemen - Switzerland

This project targets vulnerable Third-Country National (TCN) migrants stranded in Yemen and Yemeni migrants who are forcibly returned from Saudi Arabia as the primary beneficiary groups, which are two of the three principal groups identified in the YHRP's second strategic objective.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Supporting the Government of Guinea Bissau to Implement the National Ebola Preparedness Plan Health and Humanitarian Border Management (HHBM) in selected areas in Tombali and Bijagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau - Senegal

Project Description: To strengthen the Government of Guinea Bissau (GGB) capacity to perform health border management activities in the implementation of its national EVD Contingency Plan. Targets: - Communities surrounding targeted lands PoE (Gandembel, Cacoca, Cacumba, Afiabunhu, Ileo Colber and Canafak) in Tombali; - Fishermen and communities in selected Bijagos Islands including Caravela, Uno, Enu, Carache, Uracane and Bolama. This project intends to achieve the following outcomes: improved Community Event-Based Surveillance (CEBS) system including detection and alert systems in target border areas and better documentation of migration flows from Guinea to GB to identify priority areas for EVD preparedness and minimise the risk of further spread of the epidemic to GB.

Central and West Africa, Guinea-BissauCentral and West Africa, Guinea-BissauMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Humanitarian Assistance to Stranded Migrants in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia

The proposed project delivers short-term, life-saving humanitarian aid to Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Indonesia and Thailand. The overall objective is to provide emergency assistance and protection of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants that are stranded at points of disembarkation or in detention in Indonesia and Thailand. Specifically, the project aims to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of the migrants. Additionally, the project aims to contribute to improved coordination among relevant international and national stakeholders. The results of the project include procurement and delivery of materials and services to the points of disembarkation, IDCs, Shelters and host communities where Rohingya and Bangladeshi groups are located, in coordination with the relevant Government counterparts; distribution of regular situation updates; and coordination meetings. Regarding activities, the project will focus on the life-saving delivery of health assistance, supplemental nutrition, non-food items (NFIs) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support. The project will raise and address issues of common concern in regards to humanitarian aid and protection through situation updates and regular coordination meetings.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Emergency Humanitarian Aid for Rohingya and Special At-Risk Groups in Thailand

The proposed project continues the delivery of short-term, life-saving humanitarian aid to Rohingya and special at-risk groups temporarily detained. in Immigration Detention Centres, Shelters for Children and Families, Provincial Protection and Occupational Development Centres for Men, and host communities in Thailand. The overall objective of the proposed project is to contribute to the protection of Rohingya and special at-risk groups in Thailand. Specifically, the project aims to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of Rohingya and special at-risk groups in Thailand. Additionally, the project aims to contribute to improved coordination among relevant international and national stakeholders.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Capacity Reinforcement for Response to Cholera Outbreaks in Upper Artibonite and South East Departments and Coordination of Humanitarian Response to IDPs - Haiti

Through this action, IOM aims to reinforce the cholera responses to outbreaks in Upper Artibonite and South East departments. To do so, the project will deploy mobile rapid response teams less than 48 hours following an alert; provide first-line cholera treatment f; conduct rapid diagnostic testing, contamination tracking; ensure stock pre-positioning of cholera response materials; distribute medical and non-medical supplies as appropriate, reinforcing the departmental and communal level health authorities; respond to WASH needs in collaboration with WASH partners.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Provision of Life-Saving Primary Health Care to Migrants Including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Returnees, Pastoralists and Host Communities in Mogadishu, Kismayo, Dhobley and Ceel Waaq - Somalia

The objective of the project is to contribute to improving the health conditions of IDPs (relocated, integrated or newly displaced populations) and host communities with serious alarming needs through the provision of integrated life-saving emergency Primary Health Care (PHC). thereby ensuring equal access for women, men, girls and boys. Target activities include: 1. Provide integrated emergency and PHC 2. Design a referral mechanism with clear technical guidelines and standard operating procedures for patients 3. Provide combined refresher trainings 4. Support and train 60 community health and hygiene workers/promoters 5. Conduct a total of 44 mass preventive health and nutritional campaigns.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Hosting the Somali Global Fund Steering Committee Secretariat - Somalia

Acknowledging IOM’s technical capacity as well as strong partnerships with GFATM and health authorities, the Global Fund Steering Committee (GFSC) has approached IOM on 16 November 2015 to host the GFSC Secretariat at IOM Somalia for 2016-2017. in order to strengthen the GFSC’s coordination capacity. The Secretary will assist the GFSC in performing its duties and responsibilities. The GFSC will have a minimum of 13 members from i) Government, ii) Civil Society, iii) Bi/Multilateral institutions. The size of GFSC membership shall ensure that the GFSC is representative, manageable and can effectively and efficiently carry out its functions.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Intercultural Competence Training of Trainers and Roll out Training Sessions for Health Professionals in Lazio, Lombardia and Campania - Italy

The aim of the project is to enhance national health system skills in responding to the complexity of health needs of migrants landing in Italy. Newly arrived migrants are more likely to be subject to hardship, human rights violations and discrimination, and thus require special and individualized assistance. Furthermore, increased number of vulnerable groups within migrants, including UaM, pregnant women, elderly and people with disability has been registered. Health needs very often came up during the reception process and the local health authorities are entitled to respond to them, one of the ways being improved training of first line staff.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Addressing TB, MDR/XDR-TB and TB-HIV among Migrant Workers in Kazakhstan

This project will enhance the Government of Kazakhstan’s operational and institutional established mechanisms to fully deliver TB related health services to migrants referring to the ‘Minimum Package for Cross-border TB Control and Care in the WHO European Region: a Wolfheze Consensus Statement’. IOM will provide technical assistance to develop a legal framework, to ensure migrants’ health and wellbeing in Kazakhstan, with a focus on accessing health services for TB diagnosis and treatment.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, KazakhstanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, KazakhstanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Assistance to Stranded Migrants in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal (GOJ)

An estimated 58,000 people undertook an irregular and dangerous journey by boat in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea in 2014, joined by a further 25,000 in the first quarter of 2015. They are part of a complex, mixed migratory movement including refugees, stateless people and economic migrants. The discovery of numerous graves in smuggling camps prompted a crackdown on smuggling networks, confirming the brutal conditions that were widely suspected. IOM estimates that approximately 10,000 people have been directly affected by this crisis. IOM supports the Government of Indonesia in providing critical humanitarian assistance and temporary shelter support at all points of disembarkation in Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. IOM has also provided health assistance to disembarking migrants in Bangladesh, and remains open and ready to provide humanitarian assistance in Malaysia and Myanmar.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Strengthening Routine Immunization Activities through Reaching Every Community, in the High Risk Areas and Za’atari Camp in Jordan

This project objective is to ensure that children will be protected against preventable communicable diseases through the routine immunization program which would avert morbidity and mortality among the Syrian refugees and other vulnerable communities across Jordan. and especially the ones who live in the High Risks Areas (HRAs) through the implementation of an innovative REC approach outreach immunization services.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Enhancing the Psychosocial Well-Being of Internally Displaced Persons and Conflict-Affected Populations in South Sudan

The project proposes to address the psychosocial needs of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) based in the following Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites: Bentiu (49,612 IDPs), Malakal (18,374 IDPs) and Bor (2,722 IDPs) and contribute to the enhancement of their psychosocial well-being. In addition, project will target IDPs outside the PoCs, through the Rapid Response Teams. The project adopts a community based and integrated approach, with specific attention to youth and adults. Women and young women as well as young men are an emphasized beneficiary target. By enhancing community psychosocial resilience, the project seeks to contribute to the protection of conflict affected population, mitigate and prevent further conflict.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Health and Humanitarian Border Management Phase II

Through this project IOM Sierra Leone intends to contribute to collaborative multi-sectoral efforts in achieving Ebola Virus Disease ‘getting to zero’ and ‘maintaining zero’ goals by continuing its Lungi airport activities. and expanding a similar concept of operations in strategic land and sea ports in Sierra Leone. Objective: To decrease EVD and other infectious disease transmission risk through enhanced air, land and sea border management with a view to support EVD related ‘continuity of care’ and nearby local public health services and border communities in selected areas in Sierra Leone. Outcome 1: Exit and Entry Health Screening SOP is effectively implemented 24/7 at Lungi International Airport (FNA). Outcome 2: Enhanced capacity for national authorities and communities to implement EVD monitoring mechanisms at selected land and sea PoE.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
New Zealand - Migration Health Services for ResettlementAsia and the Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Middle East and North Africa, LebanonAsia and the Pacific, AustraliaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2015
Management and Treatment of Acute Malnutrition - Switzerland

Project Objective : Reducing morbidity and mortality and improving equitable access to life-saving services for acutely malnourished girls and boys under 5 and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW)”

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Strengthen Infection Control and WASH Infrastructure in Government Hospitals in Sierra Leone - Switzerland

IOM will provide Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) support to the Freetown Prison Hospital and Freetown Police Hospital within the context of an ongoing project on IPC collaboration for 22 Ministry of Health and Sanitation hospitals (MoHS). In line with the MoHS Terms of Reference for collaboration on IPC, IOM Sierra Leone will undertake the following activities in support of the Freetown Prison and Police Hospitals: • Provide mentoring and training to MoHS IPC focal points and healthcare facility staff; • Assist with sustainable IPC infrastructure and WASH improvements; • Support the trainings of all hospital staff on IPC; • Implement all activities in line with MoHS national guidelines, SOPs and curricula; • Provide monthly written reports to MoHS and other partners on progress at respective facilities; • Collaborate closely with national MoHS counterparts in order to ensure sustainability of IPC practices; • Support data submission to the district and national level; • Coordinate all activities through the MoHS IPC unit and ensure coordination between NGO and technical partners in order to promote a well-coordinated approach.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Health and Humanitarian Border Management Guinea - Switzerland

IOM Guinea intends to contribute to collaborative multi-sectorial efforts in achieving Ebola Virus Disease “getting to zero” and “maintaining zero” goals by ensuring high quality Exit Health Screening (EEHS) and mobility pattern monitoring at strategic land Point of Entry (PoE). along the borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia and some Health Checkpoints on the highway from Pamalap to Conakry in Forécariah and Coyah Prefectures. IOM approach will include the urgent deployment of IOM Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) agents for Mobility Pattern Monitoring and travellers’ awareness and the transition to a sustainable system able to deal with other epidemic prone-diseases affecting the areas (e.g. cholera, yellow fever, hepatitis E) or other Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) involving Guinea Conakry that may be declared by the Director General of the World Health Organization under the International Health Regulation 2005 (IHR).

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Medical and Psychological Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine

The objective of this project is to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Ukraine (GoU) in addressing immediate needs of vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the ongoing crisis, with special focus on gap-filling medical and psychological assistance. IOM will facilitate access to appropriate healthcare services including referrals for treatment to nearest health facility and psychological counseling for vulnerable categories of IDPs. IOM will seek to provide individualized support through its NGO partners, which have already been active in aiding IDPs since the summer of 2014. Primarily, IOM will seek to address the immediate healthcare and referral needs of up to 100 IDPs with critical medical conditions, provide 250 IDP households with urgently-needed essential medicines as well as those for chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cover psychological counseling for 50 IDP cases, hence benefitting the total of up to 400 IDPs.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Promoting Health and Well Being Amongst Migrants Transiting through Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen - Morocco

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improved health and wellbeing amongst migrants transiting through Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. In order to achieve this, five specific outcomes have been identified: (1) Stranded migrants receive medical assistance, treatment and/or medication; (2) Stranded migrants are aware of available health care (including psychosocial support) and health issues of concern; (3) National authorities respond better to the health needs in migrant-dense areas; (4) Governmental and non-governmental health structures deliver quality, “migrant-friendly” and “psychosocially aware” health care services; (5) Extreme vulnerable cases, including victims of trafficking (VoTs), women migrants, single mothers and unaccompanied migrant children (UMCs), receive assistance from civil society.

Middle East and North Africa, MoroccoMiddle East and North Africa, MoroccoHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Promoting Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Internal Migrants and Internally Displaced Populations Living in 756 Urban Slums in Sylhet City of Bangladesh

This project seeks to improve the access to quality and comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) care services for internal migrants and internally displaced populations (IDPs) in 756 urban slums in Sylhet City in Sylhet Division of Bangladesh and thus to contribute to the MDG 5.B (the universal access to SRH) and to progress in the MDG 5.A (related to the reduction of maternal mortality ratio) and MDG 6.A (related to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS) targets and indicators in Bangladesh.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Umbrella Grant Management for Local NGOs Response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak in Guinea

This project involves the establishment of capacity building mechanisms, financial and material support for local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) active in their communities for a better response against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. The objective of this project is to improve and strengthen the Government of Guinea's response against the Ebola outbreak among local actors throughout the country. The overall aim is to contribute to collective efforts in building the capacity and resilience of Guinean communities throughout EVD prevention, response and recovery phases. IOM will be responsible for the project selection, administration and management of small grants (20,000 USD - 25,000 USD) to be awarded to identified, registered and credible non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) involved in the prevention and fight against the EVD outbreak.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Cross Border Health Integrated Partnership Project

The “Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project” (CB-HIPP) is a regional project funded by USAID East Africa Regional through a USAID funding mechanism known as ‘a Leader with Associate (LWA) Award’. IOM is part of the consortium of 11 organizations that makes up the ‘’Leader’’. The project aims to increase access to and uptake of integrated health and HIV/AIDS services at strategic cross border sites and selected regionally recognized HIV transmission “hot spots” along Eastern, Central and Southern African transport corridors; to have alternative health financing models identified, implemented, and tested to strengthen the long term sustainability of networked health and HIV/AIDS service delivery; and to improve accessibility, acceptability and affordability of health services along transport corridors and cross-border sites.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Response to the Epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease in Mali

The strengthening of epidemiological surveillance capacities at border entry points, which will improve the management of transboundary movements, is a component of the WHO check-list of countries prepared to respond to the MVE.

Central and West Africa, MaliCentral and West Africa, MaliMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Immigration Medical Examinations, Tuberculosis Treatments, and Certain Vaccinations to Bhutanese Refugees Selected for Resettlement to Canada

MOU between the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the International Organization for Migration for the provision of immigration medical examinations, tuberculosis treatments, and certain vaccinations. to Bhutanese refugees selected for resettlement to Canada. IOM shall receive and administer the payments under this MOU in accordance with its regulations, rules and directives. The payments shall be subject exclusively to the internal and external auditing procedures provided for in the financial regulations, rules and directives of IOM.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2015
Desk Review on Policies and Legal Frameworks that Supports Access of Migrants to Services for Malaria

This project builds upon efforts in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) to halt the spread of malaria, especially among migrant populations. Although migration in itself is not a definitive risk for malaria, several factors can place migrants and local communities alike in vulnerable situations. Calls for the eradication of malaria require the development of global and regional strategies based upon a strong and consistent evidence base. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive strategy addressing the issues of migrant and mobile populations (MMP) in the context of the greater goal of malaria elimination in the GMS, based on the World Health Assembly resolution (61.17) on the health of migrants and operational framework, as well as recommendations from various global and regional committees.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness, Risk Reduction and Response among Migrants, Mobile Population and Border Communities in Ghana II

In order to support the government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, IOM proposes to support the Port Health Unit of the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Immigration Service with technical guidance and operational support. to strength the EVD surveillance at the strategic border points including Aflao, Sampa, Hamile and Paga land borders. Specifically the project will involve building the capacity of border officials to conduct EVD surveillance and protect themselves through provision of personal protective equipment, hygiene kits and isolation rooms, conducting trainings on EVD related screening and infection control procedures, as well as the distribution of Health Declaration Forms and their administration. Furthermore, the project will increase awareness on EVD prevention and control though training of community leaders to raise awareness and increase the knowledge on the causes, symptoms and modes of prevention of EVD and conducting information outreach activities.

Central and West Africa, GhanaCentral and West Africa, GhanaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Emergency Health Assistance to Displaced and Affected Populations in Syria

Under this action, lifesaving health support provided through Primary Health Clinics (PHCs) and distribution of essential equipment for a min of 24,000 vulnerable individuals affected by the crisis. IOM prioritizes: Aleppo, Idleb, Rural Damascus, Homs, and As Sweida for establishment of PHC centers based on the increasing number of displaced population which stretched the already limited resources of host communities. IOM prioritizes additional localities in these governorates for distribution of wheelchairs based on critical needs received.

Middle East and North Africa, Syrian Arab RepublicMiddle East and North Africa, Syrian Arab RepublicMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Improving Lifesaving Capacities, Health Care Access and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants and Surrounding Host Communities in Djibouti (2015)

This project aims at enhancing the response capacities of the Djiboutian government in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, to promote public health and prevention measures in order to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity amongst migrant and host communities. Under this project IOM intends to reach 9,500 migrants and 9,500 host community members located along the migration route (Obock, Tadjourah and Dikhil) (total population: 213,508 individuals, 2009 census). IOM will also conduct outreach activities in the host community, providing its services of health promotion and awareness rising sessions in close coordination with the District.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Capacity Building for Ebola-Focused Health and Humanitarian Migration Management in Cote d’Ivoire

IOM aims to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Cote d’Ivoire to conduct health migration management on its land-crossing borders with Liberia and Guinea. Stronger capacity will help prevent the spread of Ebola and other pandemics into Cote d’Ivoire and will improve cross-border collaboration and enhance regional preparedness. Activities: 1. Conduct a Health and Humanitarian Border Management Capacity Assessment along the borders with Liberia and Guinea; 2. Develop SoPs for Points of Entry and NIPH officials to conduct good health migration management for Ebola and other pandemics; 3. Conduct trainings, TOTs, and refresher trainings for Point of Entry and National Public Institute of Health officials; 4. Promote cross border cooperation, coordination and information exchange with Liberian and Guinean border-management counterparts; 5. Enhance operational response at border crossing.

Central and West Africa, Côte d'IvoireCentral and West Africa, Côte d'IvoireMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Rehabilitation of Azzan Hospital, Capacity Building and In-Kind Grants Support for Vulnerable Households in Conflict-Affected Areas of Rudum, Rawdah, Mayfa’a and Habban Districts of Shabwah Governorate

The project proposes the rehabilitation, equipment and capacity building of the Child and Maternal Care (MCH) Unit of Azzan Hospital, and the restoration of basic livelihoods for most vulnerable conflict-affected households. Activities include rehabilitation of equipment and capacity building of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) unit of Azzan hospital; and provision of in-kind grants support for Female Heads of Households (FHH) and vulnerable community members.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Improved Access to Ebola Virus Disease Prevention and Reduced Risks of Transmissions among Migrants and Border Communities in Guinea and Selected Neighboring Countries

The objective of the project is to provide continued support to EVD affected country in the epicentre of EVD outbreak (Guinea) and at-risk selected neighboring countries in the implementation of their response to the EVD outbreak and preparedness plan. IOM proposes a regional two-pronged approach to improve prevention and reduce EV transmission.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness, Risk Reduction and Response Among Migrants, Mobile Population and Border Communities in Ghana I

In order to support the government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent EVD outbreak, IOM proposes to support the Port Health Unit of the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Immigration Service with technical guidance and operational support to strength the EVD surveillance at the strategic border points including Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Tema and Takoradi Sea ports and Elubo land border. Furthermore, the project will increase awareness on EVD prevention and control though training of community leaders to raise awareness and increase the knowledge on the causes, symptoms and modes of prevention of EVD and conducting information outreach activities.

Central and West Africa, GhanaCentral and West Africa, GhanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Provision of Life Saving Psychosocial Support and Reinforcement of Community-based Protection Mechanisms Targeting Expelled Burundian Migrants from Tanzania

It is fundamental to protect the dignity of expelled migrants by addressing their urgent psychosocial needs as well as identifying and protecting survivors of GBV through the provision of lifesaving psychosocial support, protection and support services for survivors of GBV. The proposed project will provide both group and one-to-one counseling and psychosocial accompaniment to 3,000 (a minimum of 60% will be women) beneficiaries, while ensuring a community-based support system is being developed. IOM proposes to assist 3,000 beneficiaries, based on the two most affected provinces selected for this project, vulnerability criteria (age and gender), and based on its previous response and protection monitoring reports.

East Africa, BurundiEast Africa, BurundiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Towards the Strengthening of a Bi-national Agenda on Migrant Health in the Tacna-Arica and Antofagasta Regions

This responds to the recommendations made in the study Characterization of the Labour Migration Flows and the Labour Market between Chile and Columbia, which was carried out by IOM Chile and IOM Colombia upon request from the governments of both countries. This project aims to strengthen the dialogue between the countries involved as in instrument for stimulating important decisions and actions to benefit migrant health.

South America, ChileSouth America, ChileHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Life-Saving Cholera Prevention, Rapid Response, and Treatment for the Most Vulnerable IDPs Remaining in Camps in Port-au-Prince Metropolitan Area and for Border Communities

This project will provide life-saving prevention, treatment, surveillance and monitoring, and rapid response capacity in border area and IDP camps/settlements that are not covered by another cholera intervention and with no basic service delivery. The geographic area of focus will be the Ouest Department and border areas such as Malpasse/Ganthier/Cornillon/Fonds Parisien and Ouanaminthe/Fort Liberte in order to avoid a potential catastrophic cholera outbreak for women, men, boys and girls.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Action Contre La Faim – Strengthening the Response Capacities to Cholera Outbreaks in the Artibonite and North-West Departments, Haiti

This project will provide life-saving prevention, treatment, surveillance and monitoring, and rapid response capacity in the departments of Upper Artibonite and North West departments that are not covered by another cholera intervention and with no basic service delivery. and seek to identify and address the needs of women, men, girls and boys affected with cholera through accessing health care & wash delivery interventions. The project will deploy a joint mobile rapid response team (one per department) in less than 48 hours of an alert and response. The teams will isolate and treat suspected cholera patients and conduct rapid diagnostic testing and contamination tracking, provide logistical support for distribution of medical and non-medical supplies during an outbreak and as part of the response. The response teams will assess, update investigate & evaluate WASH structural factors, prioritizing needs for hygiene (hand washing points, pediluvium, decontamination, and area property) and emergency rehabilitation (structure and fence, safe water access, waste management, feces management and dislodging, electrical lighting, etc.).

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Mobile Clinical Infection Prevention and Control Training for Ebola Treatment Facility Frontline Practitioners; and Academy Training for Clinicians Providing Non-Ebola Health Care Services

For Mobile Training Unit: IOM proposes to establish and manage one Mobile Training Unit constituted of 6 trainers already working for the Training Academy (TA). This training unit will be based in Freetown and associated to the Siaka Stevens Stadium TA. Training requests will be solicited by and submitted to IOM preferably one week prior to the expected date of mobile training delivery for pre-departure preparation and planning. For Non-Ebola Response Health Professional Training: This training will draw upon the existing clinical IPC/PPE educational and training curriculum that will be adapted to the needs of non-Ebola response health professionals.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Strengthening Community Social Mobilization for the Prevention and Control of Ebola Viral Disease in Kono, Moyamba and Bombali Districts, Sierra Leone

The objective of the project is to reduce the spread of Ebola in local communities in selected Chiefdoms in Bombali, Kono and Moyamba. The groups targeted of the project are youth, traditional/cultural/religious leaders, women, people in hard-to reach areas, cross-border communities The expected outcomes are improved behavioral practices to reduce the spread of Ebola; and increased utilization of Ebola treatment facilities.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Enhancing Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment for Syrian Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon

This project aims at preventing disruptions to the continuity of TB care and associated services and thus reducing avoidable mortality and morbidity due to TB by improving TB prevention and treatment outcomes through enhanced TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. for Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees fleeing Syria and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Enhancing Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The objective of this project is to contribute to the prevention of disruptions to the continuity of TB care and associated services and thus reduce susceptible and resistant tuberculosis transmission, morbidity, and mortality among Syrian refugees residing in Jordan. These activities will support existing NTP mechanisms to improve TB detection, prevention and treatment outcomes for Syrian refugee populations and host communities thereby also mitigating possible negative impacts on the general public health in Jordan. All the interventions are aligned to the current National TB Program guidelines and action plans and the July 2013 Public Health Strategy for Tuberculosis among Syrian Refugees in Jordan.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Pyschosocial Support and Community Mobilization for Conflict-Induced Displaced Populations in the North East Nigeria (German-Funded)

The obejctive of the project is to contribute to strengthening the emergency provision of psychosocial support services to conflict-induced displaced population living in camps and their community through enhanced direct and focused counselling and community support services. The project objectives will be achieved under four project components: conduct psychosocial needs assessment of the displaced population; provide direct psychosocial activities to the affected population based on the needs assessment findings; establish community mobilization group; and strengthen the capacity of national actors to response to the psychosocial needs of the displaced population.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Provision of Measles and Polio Immunization for Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees at Raba’al-Sarhan Transit Center

The aim of this project is to improve the health status of 44,100 Syrian refugee children through the provision of immunization against measles and polio and vitamin A supplementation upon their arrival to Jordan. The immunization protocol is provided by MoH and UNICEF. Of equal importance is to ensure that vitamin A supplements are being provided in order to prevent vitamin A deficiency.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Sustaining Life-saving Primary Health Care Services and Provision of Rapid Response and Psychosocial Support for Vulnerable IDPs, Returnees and Affected Host Communities in Upper Nile, Unity, and Jonglei States

The proposed project intends to contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of life-saving PHC services to vulnerable internally displaced women, girls, men and boys and conflict-affected host communities. through a flexible, responsive and synergistic approach. The project will be implemented in Upper Nile State (Malakal POC and Renk County) as well as in hard to reach areas accessed by the Rapid Response Team. The use of a combination of semi-static and mobile clinics allows IOM to respond rapidly to the specific contextual needs within a given emergency situation.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2015
Community-based Malaria Prevention, Detection and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin States II

The major reasons for malaria morbidity and mortality in the targeted townships are late diagnosis and ineffective treatment. In many cases the illness is treated based on presumption rather than through laboratory confirmation. In addition, highly effective anti-malarial drugs are either not available or affordable for most of the rural poor population. Many of the migrants working in Mon State are particularly vulnerable as they live and work in forested areas, and come from non-endemic regions and thereby lack resistance to local malaria strains. Financial and transportation constraints further inhibit communities to access services. To meet these demands, the project will be implemented using a combination of approaches and techniques including community-based outreach and education, mobile clinic provision, central service provision, and capacity-building of local public and private health staff and facilities to ensure sustainability of activities. The approaches will be similar to those successfully employed in IOM’s 3DF funded Mon State project, with an increased focus on migrant workplaces.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients in IOM's Integrated Migration Health Programme of South-East Myanmar

This project will continue to build on the long standing successful collaboration between IOM and WFP to provide critical nutrition and food support to vulnerable patients living with TB and HIV in South East Myanmar (Mon and Kayin States). The main objective is to improve treatment outcomes for these patients and reduce morbidity and mortality amongst migrants and mobility impacted communities. In line with ongoing scale up of HIV and TB prevention, treatment and care and support activities which IOM implements in coordination with the Ministry of Health, IOM aims to distribute 30,565 monthly dry food rations to patients (15,261 male; 15,304 female) throughout the project representing a total 511.671 Metric Tonnes (MT) of food distributed (438.977 MT in Mon State, 72.694 MT in Kayin State).

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Targeted HIV Prevention and Community-based Diagnosis, Treatment and Care and Support in Mobility-Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin States

This project will build on a model developed in IOM’s health project in Mon State, to enhance and expand community-based activities combined with health system strengthening, bringing about rapid and massive expansion of both HIV awareness, diagnosis and treatment. as well as care and support activities in mobility impacted communities throughout 7 townships in Mon and Kayin State. During Phase I, IOM took a community-based approach to all aspects of prevention, treatment, care and support; In Phase II, the prevention aspect will focus on key populations at higher risk of infection, with a focus on HIV hot-spots in priority migrant clusters (e.g. mines), the Myanmar side of the trans-border community Mae Sod – Myawaddy, and in sits along Asia One Highway which passes through the target area. This approach in Phase II responds directly to epidemiological imperatives in locations that are currently underserved, and adds a more targeted model to the community-based activities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Community Based TB Awareness, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin State II

This project will build on a model developed in IOM’s health project in Mon State and Kayin State, to enhance and expand community based activities combined with health system strengthening, bringing about rapid expansion of TB awareness, detection, diagnosis and treatment activities in mobility impacted communities throughout 8 townships in Mon and Kayin State.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Interventions to Promote the Culture of Prevention

The Social Health Integration for TCNs project led by the Italian MoH will see IOM Italy as implementing partner in collaboration with Local Health Authority ASL RM G and migrant associations in order to improve quality of health access for migrant populations. in Rome, Guidonia, Tivoli and Monterotondo.In particular, the initiative will realize an infromation campaign on vaccinations and healthy life-styles, will strength the inter-isntitutional dialogue between local health authorities and migrants associations, will involve TCNs from migrant associations for the linguistic support to health professionals, will use a platform of multilinguistic services. In line with the above, the project will identify tools, good practises, recommendations in the field of access to health.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Innovative Approaches for Early Increased TB Case Detection among Migrants and their Families in Tajikistan

This project aims to increase TB detection among migrant workers and their families through outreach work, finding migrants and their families with suspect TB symptoms, referral suspect cases and social escort. Joined project lead by KNCV and implemented in partnership with IRD, NTP and IOM consisted from the following components: 1) Screening for TB symptoms among migrants and their families; 2) Implementation of a mHealth module by the PHC centres to increase case finding; 3) Diagnosis of TB IOM will be responsible for the screening for TB symptoms among migrants and their families through: Home visits to the migrants and their families to provide TB-related education, identify TB suspects for sputum collection through application of an on-line questionnaire with answers registered by the workers on smartphones, bringing sputum to the sputum collection points, follow up of referrals. Provision of treatment adherence support. Meetings with the local authorities, religious and other community leaders to increase awareness of migrants’ vulnerability to TB and stigma. Public events, broadcasting of video, advertisement though local TV.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Strengthening Local Authorities and Community-based Actors’ Capacity to Prevent the Spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa

To address the challenge of the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease to neighbouring countries, IOM proposes to implement a series of coordinated activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of governmental and non-governmental organizations to conduct effective outreach activities. and raise awareness on the EVD in three selected countries in West Africa. Activities in this project include: identification of hard to reach population, to produce IEC material, capacity building of selected border officials, provision of key EVD messages, and support to CHWs.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Strengthening the Integration of Quality and Comprehensive Health Services into Government Health Care System for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Abuse in 6 Upazilas of Jessore and Satkhira Districts in Bangladesh

The proposed project seeks to strengthen the integration of quality and comprehensive physical, mental and social health care services for survivors of human trafficking and abuse (right holders) into the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW). (duty bearers), and thus to contribute to enable the right to health of survivors of human trafficking and abuse in six upazilas of Jessore and Satkhira districts in Bangladesh.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Child Care Services and Psychosocial Assistance at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre I

The proposed project is a continuation of the project related to IOM’s support to foreign detainees at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok. The intention for the continuation of the project is for IOM to maintain a dedicated focus of its operations from a broader counter-trafficking goal to provide targeted assistance to migrants with special needs, including refugees and asylum seekers. The project offers children the opportunity to participate in daily educational and recreational activities designed to promote children’s physical and mental development.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2015
Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Response Capacities at Selected Points of Entry (PoE) and Border Areas to Prevent Further EVD Spread in Mali and Guinea Conakry

In this context, IOM recommends enhancing country Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Surveillance through strengthening the capacities at Points of Entry (PoE) and among Border Communities on the border between Guinea and Mali. (in particular in the traditional gold mining sites) to prevent further spread and by monitoring migratory flow from most-affected countries. Through this project IOM will contribute to collaborative international, regional and national efforts in responding to the EVD outbreak in Mali and Guinea Conakry.

Central and West Africa, MaliCentral and West Africa, MaliMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Scaling Up Provision of Life-saving Health Services in Bentiu

This CERF proposal aims to address health risks in Bentiu to reduce and prevent avoidable morbidity and mortality within the population. Accountability to affected populations will be addressed through the use of community focused need assessments and outreach groups, such as breastfeeding women’s groups at the clinics and youth activities, in order to ensure that men, women, boys, and girls, have the opportunity to fully participate in a decisions related to their health. The proposal also focuses on providing life-saving, frontline services as well as strengthening key physical infrastructure to provide quality health care services and referrals.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Rehabilitation and Equipping of Provincial Emergency Operations Centers to support the Coordination of the Ebola Response Conakry, Guinea

Upon the request from NEOC and after coordination with the UN Mission for Ebola Emrergency Response (UNMEER), IOM proposes to leverage extensive reconstruction and logistics expertise to convert up to 15 of these PEOCs into fully functioning, operational PEOCs. PEOCs located in the Forest Area are likely to be targeted first as per priority indicated by NEOC. Specific activities will vary per PEOC and according to conditions being encountered through initial assessments, but are likely to include the following: - Local and international procurement of various equipment required to render PEOCs operational including, but not limited to, office furniture, laptops, printers, cell phones, telecommunication and/or USB internet service, generators, etc. designed to outfit the PEOCs. - Support the running costs of the PEOC for the initial four months, excluding staff salaries and per diem. At the end of the initial four months IOM will hand over the running costs of the PEOCs to the Government. - Reinforcement of IOM Nzerekore Sub-Office to include establishment of a secured logistics storage space to temporarily house PEOC reconstruction and logistics supplies, as required; - Strong liaison with NEOC leadership, UNMEER, CDC and French Army who will be deploying officials to build the capacity of and work alongside PEOC management teams. - Contracting and deployment of engineers/contractors charged with rehabilitating / renovating PEOCs as required. End state is for PEOCs to be completely securable and safe for inhabitation; - Upon completion of rehabilitation/renovation phase, deployment of critical PEOC equipment from Conakry to the 15 PEOCs.

Central and West Africa, GuineaCentral and West Africa, GuineaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Psychosocial Support for Vulnerable Persons Displaced by Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP)

The objective of the project is to alleviate the psychosocial effects of the floods and consequent displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in order to reduce psychosocial vulnerabilities and longer-term individual and social negative impact. and ensure the provision of direct focused assistance in addressing ongoing psychosocial issues. In addition to the provision of psychosocial assistance, the IOM mobile teams will continue to conduct a assessments of concerns, needs and resources of flood-affected populations, in order to provide tailored psychosocial support to properly assist the recovery process.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Psychosocial Support and Community Mobilization for Conflict-Induced Displaced Populations in the North East Nigeria

Overall objective: Liaised with IOM psychosocial support activities founded by the government of Germany , the overall objective of the project is to promote psychosocial well-being of IDPs affected by the insurgency in Nigeria’s North East. To this end, the project will contribute to strengthen the emergency provision of psychosocial support services to conflict-induced displaced populations living in camps and their communities through enhanced direct community support services and focused supports.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Realización de la Secretaria Técnica del Mecanismo Coordinador de País Colombia (MCP-C) del ‘Fondo Mundial de lucha Contra el sida, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria’ - Colombia

The project aims to contribute to the sustainability of the grants funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (FM) in Colombia. To this end, the initiative focuses on strengthening the functions of strategic monitoring, supervision and management with territorial authorities of the Country Coordinating Mechanism Colombia (MCP-C) through the provision of technical Secretariat services to the Mechanism by IOM Colombia.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
HIV and TB Integrated Biological and Behavioural Study (IBBS) for Migrant Mine Worker Communities of Origin in Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland- South Africa

Despite the HIV and TB vulnerabilities faced by mineworkers, their families and affected communities, there has been little research conducted on prevalence, risk and vulnerability factors, focusing on the sending communities in mineworker countries of origin. To address this gap, IOM, in partnership with the Governments of Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland, is proposing to undertake an HIV Integrated Biological and Behavioural Study (IBBS) and TB Testing in selected migrant mine worker sending communities of Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland. The HIV IBBS and TB Testing will provide estimates on the prevalence of HIV and infection rate, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and TB, as well as provide information on risk behaviours and status (e.g. migration status, demographic data). This will provide much needed evidence for future programming, in particular to support the implementation of Section 3.c.IV of the SADC Declaration on TB in the Mining Sector which seeks to strengthen programmatic interventions.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Humanitarian Border Management in Sierra Leone

The proposed project focuses specifically on Sierra Leone, while noting the need for a similar approach in Guinea and Liberia. Outcomes: 1. Standard operation procedures (SOPs) governing the safe management and referral of EVD cases at the Lungi Airport are reviewed, put into place, enforced, monitored and reviewed. 2. Immigration, Police and Health officials stationed at Lungi airport are better able to identify and respond to potential EVD cases, and to protect themselves and others from the spread of the disease.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Responding to Migrants’ Vulnerability to Malaria and Understanding the Migration and Epidemiology of Artemisnin-Resistant Malaria in Binh Phuoc Province of Viet Nam

This project proposes to enhance the knowledge base on vulnerabilities to malaria and artemisnin resistance as related to population mobility in Binh Phuoc Province in Viet Nam. There will be a comprehensive assessment of the impact of population mobility and migration in malaria-endemic areas and recommendations for targeted interventions addressing the nexus between mobility and the spread of malaria. The findings will be disseminated to key stakeholders at the central and provincial levels.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Suivi des Flux Migratoires dans le Cadre du Dépistage des Cas de Maladie à Virus Ebola et Sensibilisation des Voyageurs à Nougani, Kourémalé, Djoulafondo et Badogo

To strengthen the surveillance mechanisms in place at the level of the sanitary cordon of the customs office of Kourémalé (Mali side), Nougani, Djoulafondo and Badogo. Expected results include the systematic collection and analysis of travelers' information from Kourémalé and Guinea and improved detection of cases by health workers.

Central and West Africa, MaliCentral and West Africa, MaliMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Training Academy for Frontline Ebola Response Practitioners in Sierra Leone

An issue raised is the dire need to rapidly train frontline Ebola response practitioners, including health care workers (HCW), maintenance workers and hygienists particularly on safe, effective, compassionate care and protection of patients, personal and the public , prior to their deployment to Emergency Treatment Units (ETUs) in the field. In this regard, IOM proposes to immediately deploy a core team to Sierra Leone during the first month of operation of the Training Academy for Frontline Ebola Response Practitioners. 

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Expanding Emergency Psychosocial Support for Conflict-Induced Displaced Population in Maiduguri Camps

The project aims at promoting psychosocial well-being of IDPs affected by conflict living in displacement camp in Maiduguri metropolis and their community members. The strategy proposed, underlying the action, will be strictly in line with the priority of the strategic response plan (SRP) and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support in emergency setting. It is expected that interventions will be sustained through continued coordination with other actors as well through continued funding of the SRP Activities under this project will be implemented at IDP sites scattered across Maiduguri town and will target families and individuals affected by the recent insurgency and counter-insurgency activities; vulnerable population including victims of related cases of violence, in particular young women, children, individuals using drugs; and key members of the community social support structure (e.g. community leaders, religious leaders, social workers), including camp managers.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Life-saving Emergency Health Care Services to Internally Displaced Persons in Mogadishu and Garowe, Somalia

IDPs are one of the population groups most adversely affected by the current food crisis and recent military offense. Global Acute Malnutirition (GAM) rates among IDPs have exceeded the emergency threshold of 15 per cent in Mogadishu (18.9%) and Garowe (21%) (OCHA, Aug 2014). Malnutrition increases morbidity and mortality among IDPs, putting affected populations at heightened risk of epidemics such as acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) and measles which occured, for instance, in Mogadishu in April and May 2014 (OCHA, 2014). Amid low immunization rates and poor reproductive health care services, children and mothers are particularly affected. Primary health care (PHC) provision is often lacking, especially in IDP settlements. Banadir region is a major recipient of newly displaced populations most of whom head probably for Mogadishu. Approximately 16,000 new IDPs reportedly arrived in Banadir region between March and May 2014 (FSNAU, 2014) and 7,100 in July 2014 (UNHCR, Jul.2014). New arrivals of IDPs can be expected in both Mogadishu and Garowe as a result of drought and conflict, putting further pressure on their health care infrastructures. A spot check by IOM in September 2014 revealed that several thousand IDPs arrived in eight IDP camps since the latest AMISOM offense in August 2014. In sum, there is an urgent need to provide emergency PHC in order to ease the effects of the current food crisis among IDPs, returnees and host communities in both locations.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Supporting Primary Health Care in Areas Affected By a Massive Influx of IDPs in Iraq (2014) - Slovakia

The proposed response of the project is by strengthening the capacity of Public Hospitals and DoH Primary Health Care (PHC) centers to effectively address the needs of IDPs through the provision of essential medication and medical supplies. 

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Supporting Primary Health Care in Areas Affected by a Massive Influx of IDPs in Iraq (2014) - Czech

Proposed Response: Supporting the provision of critical Primary Health Care (PHC) services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps and non-camp settlements through the establishment and operation of one static Health Clinic. 

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Development of Financing Mechanisms to Support the Implementation of the Draft Framework for Mobile Populations and Communicable Diseases in the SADC Region

The purpose of this research is to propose financing models for migrant health and also mechanisms for great participation of the private sector. More specifically, the objectives of the research are to assess the magnitude of migrants in the SADC region with specific focus on Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Lesotho as migrants countries of origin and South Africa and Botswana as countries of destination; map out the sources, transits and destinations of the migrants; undertake cost benefit analysis of migrants for Member States; undertake an analysis of the costs for prevention and control of the three major communicable diseases (HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria) in the context of migrant population. 

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Providing Support for the Implementation of the Training “Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights Related to Health and Migration” in the Caribbean

The objective of the training is to encourage participants to contribute to the reduction of stigma and discrimination against migrants, their families and other vulnerable groups especially with regard to health issues and HIV/AIDS. It is comprised of four sessions: 1) Migration Context and Concepts, 2) Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity, 3) Migration as a Social Determinant of Health, and 4) The Way Forward: Incorporating the Information into our Daily Work.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Dominican RepublicCentral and North America and the Caribbean, Dominican RepublicHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Guidelines and Health Records for Refugees in Lebanon

This project aims to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment guidelines and a mHealth intervention (consisting of a software application and a patient controlled health record) on patient and provider compliance, quality of care, disease control and health outcomes. among patients with hypertension and type II diabetes in five Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Southern Lebanon and Bekaa. The intent is to begin development of NCD diagnosis and management guidelines which can be used or adapted by IOM and other agencies for use with displaced populations and in future emergencies.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Ebola Crisis Response in Liberia

The overall objective of this initiative is to provide clinical care to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patients at an initial 3 Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), to be extended to additional ones, as needs evolve and further capacity continues to be required, located in the different counties of Liberia. Specifically, IOM will manage international recruitment of medical personnel (primarily doctors and nurses) and key logistical/operational personnel to fully operationalize the ETUs, including oversight, management of and direct care to EVD patients. IOM will also coordinate the contracting of all national staff and subcontractors required to ensure that clinical maangement and care units (the isolation zone in particular) are fully functional, safe, and effective, and proper waste management and on-site safe burial is ensured.

Central and West Africa, LiberiaCentral and West Africa, LiberiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
USAID TB Control Program

The project propose to reduce TB incidence among vulnerable population and improve access to TB prevention and treatment.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
EVD Response Need Assessment in West Africa RO West and Central Africa

To contribute to prevention and reduction in EVD infections in West Africa, notably Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, by strengthening the response to the EVD outbreak.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Contributing to Reducing Drugs Use and Abuse among Internal and International Migrants in Turkmenistan

The objective of this project is to contribute to collaborative efforts on Drug Reduction Programme in Turkmenistan through preventing substance abuse and identifying and referring drug users among international and internal migrants. While the project will primarily partner with the Ministry of Health, the law enforcement authorities such as police, migration and protection officers as well as the representatives of the local governance offices will be engaged in the project activities as the group of those who work with and contact with the non-nationals and internal migrants in Turkmenistan.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Sustaining Life-saving Primary Health Care Services and Respond to Epidemics for Vulnerable IDPs, Returnees and Affected Host Communities in Upper Nile, Unity, and Jonglei States

The project also aims to contribute to the prevention and response of waterborne diseases in the target area using a two-fold approach focusing on direct services and health education/promotion. Closely linked with environmental management, waterborne diseases are best prevented through community-wide mechanisms of good hygiene practices, access to adequate sanitation facilities and clean water. IOM’s comparative advantage lies in its role as a strong partner for both the Health and WASH clusters in Unity and Upper Nile states. It is for this reason that IOM was asked by the Health Cluster to lead the integration of the health and hygiene community mobilisation efforts in Bentiu. This specific role will be led and coordinated by a dedicated Health and Hygiene Promotion Coordinator, funded by this proposal.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Psychosocial Support to Conflict-Affected Populations Living in UNMISS Protection of Civilian Sites in South Sudan

To contribute to strengthening the emergency provision of psychosocial support services to conflict-affected and vulnerable individuals through enhanced community and family support mechanisms and the provision of semi-focused counselling. for over 74,000 individuals in the latter half of 2014.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Addressing Migration Related Health Issues in Turkmenistan

Overall objective of the project is to contribute to comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the Government of Turkmenistan on the linkages between migration management and health.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Improving Health Education and Availability of Health Care for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Malaysia

Through a two-pronged approach, the project seeks to improve the health conditions of refugees and asylum seekers through early diagnosis and referral for treatment. It also aims to mitigate health risks and reduce preventable morbidity, mortality and disability, through culturally-appropriate health education activities. Priority will be given to children, women (particularly those who are pregnant or post-partum), the elderly, and individuals with chronic medical conditions, special needs or disabilities.

Asia and the Pacific, MalaysiaAsia and the Pacific, MalaysiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services (MNCH) in Kayah State

The programme will provide comprehensive support to the Township Health Department (THDs) especially in their areas of responsibility such as service delivery, data collection, technical and financial reporting, supply chain management, and financial management. Based on experience through other 3MDG programmes and similar work, the consortium will place emphasis on supporting information flows, learning and discussions on best practice, and coordination with a large range of stakeholders as well as developing strategies to promote ownership of the Comprehensive Township Health Plans (CTHPs) by the THDs and Basic Health Staff (BHS). The programme will do this mainly through four different tools and processes: assessment and monitoring, regular coordination meetings, specific technical or management trainings, and key staff mentoring.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
V.I.S.I - Vulnerability and Socio-economic Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugee in the Lazio Region

The project will contribute to: 1) developing an integrated model of rehabilitation and social inclusion for vulnerable asylum seekers and other services, 2) supporting the development of beneficiaries’ skills profiles and CVs, 3) promoting vocational training and job placement. 4) creating and strengthening the Regional Health Public Services Group on vulnerable asylum seekers with relevant stakeholders, 4) promoting access to housing and health-services, including through synergies with other regional actors and instruments. Building on the experience accrued with psychosocial support to vulnerable asylum seekers, IOM Rome will: assess the psychosocial vulnerability for the 34 cases in order to strengthen the capacities of health and social workers dealing with vulnerable groups; act as support unit to the network of reference entities/partners in the Lazio Region, and; support the project in developing skills profiling for vulnerable asylum seekers.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Emergency Response Addressing the Critical Needs of IDPs Fleeing Violence Throughout Iraq - Health Component

The primary focus of the IOM proposal will be to address the issue of rapid deterioration of living conditions of families and individuals displaced by surge of violence in the governorates of Anbar and Ninewa, and the most urgent needs of Iraqi IDPs and host communities in the affected areas. Activities will be implemented in close coordination with the Government of Iraq (GoI), Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities and UN partner agencies. More specifically, IOM’s intervention for this project under the Health sector will focus on providing: Life-saving primary health care, including Tuberculosis prevention and care services and improved public health outcomes among IDPs and host communities: IOM aims to contribute to collaborative efforts in providing critical and life-saving primary health care services, targeting the prevention, detection and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in Mosul and neighbouring disputed areas that would otherwise remain unassisted. IOM will provide Mobile TB Teams, consisting of medical doctors, nurses, medical assistants, and clerks, equipped with essential medicines, supplies, and necessary tools for the delivery of TB prevention, detection, and treatment services. IOM will coordinate with local health authorities and Health Cluster agencies, particularly the Cluster Chair WHO, to avoid duplication of services and improve operational efficiency. The latter will include capacity building and support of local health providers.

Middle East and North Africa, IraqMiddle East and North Africa, IraqMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Provision of Life-saving Humanitarian and Protection Assistance to Yemeni Migrants Returning from Saudi Arabia

Following the Government of Yemen’s request, in late August 2013, IOM started providing emergency health care and stabilization to sick and injured migrants at the border where migrants are offloaded from the vehicles taking them back to Yemen. Since the beginning of October 2013, IOM is monitoring the daily flow of migrants expelled through Al Tuwal BCP. To date, IOM has remained the main organization providing humanitarian assistance to returning Yemeni migrants at Al Tuwal. The proposed project will enable the continuation of these initiatives, with a focus on increasing migrants’ access to humanitarian assistance and protection through enhanced outreach activities at Al Tuwal BCP, as well as other BCPs throughout the country where Yemeni migrants are known to be returned through, and to provide humanitarian assistance and protection for these migrants. Project Objectives: 1) To reduce preventable morbidity, mortality and suffering among Yemeni migrants returning from KSA; 2) To provide life-saving assistance, notably health care, food, water, access to sanitation, and basic material assistance for Yemeni returnees at selected border crossing points; 3) To provide safe transportation assistance to Yemeni returnees from selected border crossing points to main destination hubs in Hajjah, Taiz, Hodeidah, and elsewhere as identified.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Provision of Life-saving Humanitarian and Protection Assistance for Vulnerable and Destitute Migrants throughout Yemen

Since 2010, IOM has provided life-saving humanitarian and protection assistance to destitute and stranded migrants throughout Yemen, as well as supported the capacity building of GOY counterparts in border management, migrant protection, counter-trafficking and smuggling. through various initiatives. The proposed project will enable the continuation of these initiatives, with a focus on increasing migrants’ access to humanitarian assistance and protection through enhanced outreach activities at locations where migrants are known to be present throughout the country – points of arrivals, transit as well as destination, and to provide humanitarian assistance and protection for these migrants. Project Objectives: 1) To reduce preventable morbidity, mortality and suffering among vulnerable and destitute migrants throughout Yemen – at points of arrival, transit and destination within Yemen, and in detention facilities; 2) To identify and provide vulnerable and destitute migrants with life-saving assistance, including food, water, sanitation, shelter, health and psychosocial care, and referral for voluntary return assistance; 3) To raise awareness on human smuggling and trafficking among migrants and host communities, and build the capacity of host communities to identify, protect and refer vulnerable and destitute migrants to IOM and other service providers

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Renovation/ Installation of “Clinic in a Can”, Birthing Facilities, Safe Havens and Women Friendly Spaces - UNFPA

This project aims to renovate or create clinical services and to provide access to women friendly spaces in the conflict and disaster-affected areas in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. This will be achieved by constructing, or renovating health facilities (clinic-in-a-can, Birthing Units), building women-friendly spaces and Safe Havens. The impacts of such outputs will be measured through a carefully planned monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanism.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Improving Access to Health and WATSAN Services Along with Community Awareness/Empowerment in Cox’s Bazar

To contribute to improving the social and health conditions of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMNs) and host communities Intended Outcomes. Outcome 1: Undocumented Myanmar Nationals and Host Communities’ health needs are met by strengthened health care facilities and have sufficient access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar Outcome 2: The Government of Bangladesh coordinates humanitarian interventions in the Cox’s Bazar District in order to adequately address the critical humanitarian needs of the UMN and host community population.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
National Pilot Training Rollout for First Responders - Croatia

To provide specific pilot local training to HPs and all first line/support staff in migrant, occupational and/or public health matters, by rolling out rights-based, person-centred training. building sustainability of the training scheme by identifying and training future local-level trainers.

European Economic Area, CroatiaEuropean Economic Area, CroatiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Health Promotion among Key Populations in the Mining and Logging Sector of Guyana

To contribute to improved health outcomes of sex workers, mineworkers, loggers, mobile populations and affected individuals and communities in Guyana, through partnerships with local authorities and a community-based approach that focuses on HIV/AIDS, sexual reproductive health and migration health vulnerabilities.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, GuyanaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, GuyanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Emergency Mental Health and Psychosocial support for affected population in North East of Nigeria

This project aims to protect and promote the psychosocial wellbeing of returnee abducted Chibok Girls, their families and affected communities, through activities directly implemented by IOM, and partnership, cooperation and coordination with the government of Nigeria and other organizations. 

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
HIV Prevention and Infrastructure: Mitigating Risk in the Greater Mekong Sub region (Subproject 11) - Operations Research

The proposed assessment will provide an understanding of the current HIV risk behaviours of key affected populations (female sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), and clients of sex workers); potential additional vulnerabilities to populations living near the proposed transportation corridors; and access to health and other services which can reduce risks and mitigate impact for these populations.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Areas Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

This project aims to reach the community through a multi-tiered approach addressing the second and third tiers of the MHPSS pyramid of psychosocial services. This tiered approach includes: (1) a community level training of trainers for midwives on understanding the normal emotional consequences of a disaster and how to foster positive coping mechanisms, including Psychological First Aid (PFA) and basic MHPSS; (2) training on basic MHPSS for community leaders and service providers; (3) A training of trainers for doctors and nurses on basic skills and MHPSS, (4) an intensive supervisory training to subset of doctors and nurses to ensure quality of mental health and psychosocial support for those who are trained in MHPSS; and (5) a training in assessment and treatment of mental disorders for doctors. The project also includes referral assistance for patients of mental health cases to services by psychiatrists.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Emergency Humanitarian Aid for the Rohingya Temporarily Detained in Thailand (Phase 2) - ECHO

The overall objective of the proposed project is to contribute to the protection of Rohingya in Thailand. Specifically, the project aims to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of the Rohingya temporarily detained in Thailand. In addition, the project aims to contribute to improved coordination among Royal Thai Government (RTG) agencies, international organizations including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), as well as relevant national non-governmental and community-based organizations. The results of the project are that IDCs and Shelters for Children and Families where Rohingya and Bangladeshi are temporarily detained receive humanitarian aid, and that regular situation updates are distributed and coordination meetings held among relevant stakeholders. In terms of activities, the project will focus on the short-term life-saving delivery of health assistance, supplemental nutrition, non-food items (NFIs) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support. The project will also focus on the regular circulation of situation updates and will look to hold regular coordination meetings with relevant stakeholders.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Rapid Revitalisation of Health Systems in Areas Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

This project is aimed at supporting the Government of Philippines and Department of Health (DOH) in their efforts to re-establish a robust primary and secondary health care system in Haiyan Typhoon affected areas of Capiz, IloIlo, Aklan and Antique. In line with DOH and Health Cluster strategy and IOM’s broader relief and recovery efforts this project will: - TREAT: to address emergency needs for access to primary, secondary and tertiary health care; - PREVENT: to monitor, address and develop rapid response mechanisms to public health consequences of the disaster and of displacement movements; - LINK: to develop and support referral mechanisms focusing on the most vulnerable patients and internally displaced persons (IDPs); and - REBUILD: to work towards rehabilitation and reconstruction of health facilities using the shelter Build-Back-Safer approaches.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Early and Improved Case Detection of TB through the Use of Genexpert Technology in Nepal

Intervention 1: Operation of GeneXpert instruments to increase sensitivity of laboratory testing. Intervention 2: Strengthening referral mechanism from periphery level microscopy centres and private sectors. Intervention. 3: Improve monitoring and reporting of patients tested including treatment enrollment by strengthening follow up system and automated reporting (Xpert SMS) system. Intervention 4: Capacity building and logistic support to GeneXpert Centres.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
TB Control and Early Detection among Migrants and Migration Affected Communities in the Provinces of Matebeleland South, Zimbabwe

The overall objective of this project is to increase detection of TB cases by at least 30% among irregular Zimbabwean migrants returned from South Africa and Botswana and communities they interact with in Matebeleland South Province by December 2015. The interventions under this project proposal are expected to contribute towards increased access to early TB case detection, rapid diagnosis and improved treatment outcomes among irregular Zimbabwean migrants returned from South Africa and Botswana and communities of origin with whom they interact. Matebeleland South Province through systematic TB screening, by strengthening existing Government TB services in Matebeleland South Province, Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Building the Capacities of the Ministry of Defence of BiH to Provide Systematic Support in the Reintegration of Discharged Personnel into Civilian Life Within the Discharge Process

In the context of the high prevalence of anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) mental health and traumatic stress issues amongst discharged personnel, this intervention will complement and support NATO efforts. and will be implemented alongside and serve to compliment interventions funded by the UK and Norway to support the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in attaining the capacity and mechanisms to provide systematic support in the reintegration of discharged personnel into civilian life within the discharge process. This shall serve to assist these persons in their sustainable reintegration into civilian life, a crucial element in ensuring that such processes, though necessary, do not threaten the security and stability of the country.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Psychosocial Support for Vulnerable Persons Displaced by Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The objective of the project is to alleviate the psychosocial effects of the recent floods and consequent displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to reduce psychosocial vulnerabilities and longer-term social pathologies, and ensure contact and engagement; safety and comfort; stabilization; adequate information gathering; and practical assistance in addressing immediate needs and concerns.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Provision of Life-saving Basic Healthcare Services to the Most Vulnerable Returnees, Internally Displaced Persons and their Affected Host Communities in Kismayo and Luuq and its Surroundings

The propose project aims to reduce maternal and child mortality rates by providing life-saving healthcare services to Somali mothers and children at risk, especially those of the most vulnerable populations in Kismayo and Luuq, namely IDPs, returnees and host communities. For instance, IOM, in partnership with stakeholders, will provide Basic Emergency Obstetric Care (BEmOC) and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New born Care (CEmONC) services at the existing health facilities in Kismayo and Luuq to provide appropriate neonatal care. IOM will also provide other critical primary healthcare through static and mobile clinics, conduct social mobilization for awareness raising on key health issues, and train healthcare providers to improve their capacity to provide quality service delivery. The project will be implemented in close partnership with local NGOs, in coordination with Health Cluster, and in line with Somali Health Sector Strategic Plans.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Training Packages for Health Professionals to Improve Access and Quality of Health Services for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities, including the Roma

IOM will provide technical support to the EC tendered project, led by Andalusian School of Public Health – EASP “Training Packages for health professionals to improve access and quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities, including the Roma“.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Mainstreaming Prevention of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Gender-based Violence into Emergency Health Activities for Internally Displaced Persons in South Sudan

This proposal aims to address the need for mainstreaming HIV prevention, treatment, care and support into the key areas where vulnerable internally displaced persons have gathered through a one stop centre managed or supported by IOM. The one stop centre will provide both services and outreach for raising awareness on prevention of HIV, HIV Counselling and Testing, Gender Based Violence counselling and referrals for Anti-retroviral Therapy for HIV (ART) and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). The areas targeted by this proposal include Malakal in Upper Nile State, Bentiu in Unity State and Bor in Jonglei State. These are all areas where IOM is either a primary health provider or intends to begin services in the near future.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Emergency Humanitarian Aid for the Rohingya Temporarily Detained in Thailand (Phase II)

The overall objective of the proposed project is to contribute to the protection of Rohingya in Thailand. Specifically, the project aims to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of the Rohingya temporarily detained in Thailand. In addition, the project aims to contribute to improved coordination among Royal Thai Government (RTG) agencies, international organizations including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as well as relevant national non-governmental and community-based organizations. The outputs of the project are that IDCs and Shelters for Children and Families where Rohingya are temporarily detained receive humanitarian aid, and that regular situation updates are distributed and coordination meetings held among relevant stakeholders.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Latin America Sex Workers Working to Create Alternatives to Reduce their Vulnerability to HIV - Phase II

To contribute to the reduction of HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSW) in Latin America and Spanish-speaking Caribbean by strengthening their grassroots organizations.

South America, ArgentinaSouth America, ArgentinaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Provision of Life-Saving Cholera Prevention, Rapid Response and Treatment for the Most Vulnerable IDPs Remaining in Camps and Communities in Haiti

To provide life-saving cholera prevention, treatment and response to extremely vulnerable IDPs remaining in camps and surrounding communities with no immediate alternative short-term housing solution and for the targeted beneficiaries to receive effective and well-coordinated humanitarian services to meet their needs. 

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Provision of Life Saving Psychosocial Assistance and Reinforcement of Community-Based Protection Mechanisms Targeting Returnees from Libya, Sudan and Nigeria

To provide life-saving psychosocial assistance to extremely vulnerable Chadian Returnees fleeing the current tribal fighting in Darfur, Chadian Returnees previously detained in detention centers throughout Libya and Chadians arriving along the Nigerian border. due the escalating violence between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram, and to their community of origin. To ensure protection, care and well-being of vulnerable returnees from Libya, Sudan and Nigeria are provided with the critically needed humanitarian aid and protection needs from violence, abuse, and exploitation.

Central and West Africa, ChadCentral and West Africa, ChadMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Enhancing Infectious Disease Surveillance and Mental Health Among Refugee and Mobile Populations in East Africa

To contrubute to improved standard of physical and mental wellbeing of refugees and host communities in East Africa through enhanced infectious disease surveillance along the Kenya – Somalia border and improved understanding of mental health in Congolese refugees.

East Africa, Kenya, UgandaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2014
Health Assistance to Displaced Persons and Host Communities and Support to National Health Sysytems in Lebanon

This project aims at providing the health and well-being of Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees from Syria and vulnerable Lebanese host community members. by 1) providing essential primary health care services in collaboartion with local health care providers in southern Lebanon and Bekaa; 2) engaging beneficiaries in health education and community outreach activities; and 3) supporting national health systems, particulary the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) under the Ministry of Public Health.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Provision of Life-Saving Health Care and Psychosocial Care to Hardest-to-Reach Conflict-Affected Communities of Abyan and Al-Jawf Governorates

To reduce mortality and morbidity among conflict affected populations of Abyan and Al-Jawf Governorates, IDPs, returnees and host communities, through direct health care provision; as well as to contribute to health system strengthening in Abyan and Al Jawf through operational support of selected MOPHP primary health care facilities and essential technical trainings of health care providers.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Reinforcement of the Response to Cholera Outbreaks in all Departments Mainly in those Considered High Priority and Support to the National Coordination for Cholera Response in the Ministry of Health - Haiti

To ensure a timely and effective multisectorial response to cholera outbreaks to contribute to the reduction of the cholera-associated mortality and morbidity in all departments mainly in those considered as priorities.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Improve Lifesaving Capacities, Health Care Access and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants and Surrounding Host Communities in Djibouti

Urgently provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to migrants and host populations in Djibouti through emergency evacuation, health, WASH, and protection-related assistance to meet their basic needs, with particular consideration for vulnerable individuals.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Increase Access to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Crisis-Affected Population in Bangui - CAR

Objective 1: The psycho-social conditions of conflict-affected and vulnerable individuals is enhanced through strengthened community and family support mechanisms. Objective 2: The psycho-social conditions of conflict-affected and vulnerable individuals is enhanced through the provision of focused psychosocial support.

Central and West Africa, Central African RepublicCentral and West Africa, Central African RepublicMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Strengthening the Capacity of Response to Outbreaks of Cholera in the Artibonite and North-West Departments, Haiti

The project will deploy a joint mobile rapid response team (one per department) in less than 48 hours of an alert and response, isolate and treat suspected cholera patients and conduct rapid diagnostic testing and contamination tracking. 

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Intercultural Competence Training of Trainers for Health Professionals in Sicily

The project aims at raising the awareness of the barriers migrants face in accessing the health care system, as well as improving the knowledge of health professionals to better respond to migrants’ health needs, taking into account their culture and social background (and their different vulnerability levels) in a “culturally competent” system that includes not only the individual caregiver but also the system as a whole.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Strengthening the Supportive Environment and Scaling Up Prevention, Treatment and Care - Tajikistan

This project aims to raise awareness of the migrants workers and their families on preventuion sexually transmitted infections and HIV through NGO network and organizing outreach workin the 35 target districts.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Maternal Newborn and Child Health - 3MDG Fund - Comprehensive Health Plan (Malamyine Gyun) - Myanmar

IOM is supporting the Department of Health on a new maternal and children health project in Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships which is the extension of former JI-MNCH project. The project will focus on strengthening community based systems for the delivery of quality maternal, neonatal and child health care and developing methods for reaching mobile and hard to reach populations.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Maternal Newborn and Child Health - 3MDG fund - Comprehensive Health Plan (Bogalay) - Myanmar

IOM is supporting the Department of Health on a new maternal and children health project in Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships which is the extension of former JI-MNCH project. The project will focus on strengthening community based systems for the delivery of quality maternal, neonatal and child health care and developing methods for reching mobile and hard to reach populations.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Maternal Newborn and Child Health - 3MDG Fund - Programme Management Budget - Myanmar

IOM is supporting the Department of Health on a new maternal and child health project in Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships which is the extension of former JI-MNCH project. The project will focus on strengthening community based systems for the delivery of quality maternal, neonatal and child health care and developing methods for reaching mobile and hard to reach populations.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Provision of TB, First Health Screening and Triage and Immunization for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

IOM Jordan’s current emergency response activities for Syrian refugees in Jordan are the following: (I) Provision of Tuberculosis (TB) services for Syrian refugees and host communities. (II) Immunization against measles and polio (III) First health screening for newly arrived Syrian refugees.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Strengthening and Sustaining Life-Saving Primary Health Care Services for Vulnerable IDPs, Returnees And Affected Host Communities in Upper Nile, Warrap, and Western Bahr el Ghazal States as well as in Abyei - South Sudan

Objective: To contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of life-saving primary health care services to vulnerable returnees, IDPs and affected host communities.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2014
Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa, Phase 2 (PHAMESA II)

PHAMESA II aims to contribute to the reduced health vulnerability of all those affected by the migration process in East and Southern Africa, by achieving the following: 1. Improved health literacy among migrants and migration-affected communities in identified spaces of vulnerability 2. Increased availability, accessibility and acceptability of services that improve the health of migrants in identified spaces of vulnerability 3. Evidenced-based policy and/or legal instruments developed to realize migrants’ right to health 4. Improved sustainability of migration and health responses in the region.

East Africa, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Southern Africa, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients in Eastern Myanmar

The programme's main objective is to reduce vulnerability, morbidity and mortality related to malaria, TB and HIV by facilitating and providing access to free malaria and TB diagnosis and treatment for the most vulnerable migrants, as well as members of migration-affected communities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2014
Building Capacities for Local, Community-based Civil Society Organizations in Providing Psychosocial Support - Libya

Investing in upstream prevention - one of the following: helping to build free, transparent and accountable and inclusive political systems; strengthening security and justice; building the capacity of local populations to resolve the conflicts that affect them.

Middle East and North Africa, LibyaMiddle East and North Africa, LibyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Evaluating Multi-Sector Aspects of Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and STDs of Senegalese Men - Senegal

The country office of IOM Senegal, in collaboration with its counterpart in Mauritania, will carry out an action research on the subject. The aim will be to study a set of multisectoral determinants of vulnerability to HIV / AIDS and STIs among Senegalese MSM in Senegal and Mauritania.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Immigration Medical Examination, TB Treatments, and Certain Vaccinations to Bhutanese Refugees Selected for Settlement to Canada - Nepal

MOU between the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and the International Organization for Migration for the provision of immigration medical examinations, tuberculosis treatments, and certain vaccinations to Bhutanese refugees selected for resettlement to Canada. 

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Construction of Ethnic Chapter of Public Health from the Perspective of the People from Gitano - Colombia

IOM will support the entire technical, logistical and accompanying process to ten regional meetings with ten Rrom communities, in eight departments of Colombia and Bogotá, through which will be collected the necessary inputs for the construction and coordination of the ethnic chapter of the PDSP.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Study of HIV Vulnerability among Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Urban Settings - Kenya

This funding will be utilized for filling information gaps, target group and stakeholders mapping and refining of the study methodology. The first objective is to conduct a feasibility assessment of the main urban settlements in Kenya and validate existing information regarding where majority of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from recent disasters are residing. Existing reports on refugees and IDPs are not detailed enough, hence the need to generate some estimations of numbers, patterns and locations to facilitate future data collection on these Populations of Humanitarian Concern (PoHC). The second objective is to identify main stakeholders working with refugees and IDPs in urban settlements. These stakeholders will be crucial partly in aiding data collection during the main study, and secondly for the utilization of research findings for policy formulation and service delivery. The stakeholders will include county level government, civil society and community actors.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Enhancing Local Health Systems for Recovery: Life Saving Care and Referral Services for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Survivors - Philippines

The key objective of this AmeriCares funded project is to provide operational relief on the current strain as well as support the revitalization of the existing yet overstretched public health care system in aftermath of typhoon Yolanda.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
USAID Dialogue on HIV and TB Project - Tajikistan

This project aims to contribute to better health outcomes of migrant workers with a focus on the prevention of TB.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Strengthening the Government’s capacity of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sector Approach

The main objective of this project is to contribute to the strengthening of governments’ capacity in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras in order to address the health needs of inbound and outbound migrants using a regional approach.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, NicaraguaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, El SalvadorHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Provision of Emergency Health and WASH Services in Rakai District to Migrants Expelled from Tanzania - Uganda

This project aims to contribute to the reduction of preventable mortality and morbidity among expelled migrants and host populations in Sango Bay Settlement in Rakai District through the provision of primary health care and water, hygiene and sanitation WASH services.

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Inter-Sectoral Approach to Health Needs Assessments in Crises Using IOM Displacement Matrix - Philippines

The overall objective of the seed funding is to develop full proposal for this IOM project that, in collaboration with LSHTM, will develop, test and validate health data collection tools that will be linked to the existing IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix operations to gather timely health information, and pilot-test this approach in South Sudan and Haiti.

GlobalAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Increased Social Protection and Health Assistance to Mobile Populations and Critically-Affected Communities in South-East Myanmar

This proposed programme aims to address the immediate human security and protection needs of vulnerable and exploited migrants and their host communities in South-East Myanmar. Specifically, the intervention aims to reach vulnerable labour migrants, displaced persons and their families, and host communities living in remote and previously inaccessible areas of South Mon State and South Kayin State, as well as persons who have become victims of trafficking in the process of their mobility across the Myanmar-Thai borderline. In doing so, this pilot SDC-IOM joint initiative will offer a combination of health and social services to mobility-affected population groups, as well as support collection of essential multi-sectoral data in the targeted border areas, with a view to developing a strategy for longer-term programming in the target area and beyond. Based on earlier SDC-IOM collaboration on addressing the vulnerabilities of mobile populations in this same part of Myanmar, the programme is intended to serve as a preparatory phase for a larger, longer-term development programme in the South-East that may be considered between SDC and IOM as a follow-up to experiences and learning under this pilot project.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Improving Lifesaving Capacities, Water, Sanitation, Health Care Access for Vulnerable Migrants in Djibouti

Urgently provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to migrants and populations in Djibouti through emergency evacuation, health and WASH-related assistance to meet their basic needs, with particular consideration for vulnerable individuals.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Civilian Capacity Support to the Democratic Transition in Libya

The overall objective of the project is the professionalization of core psychosocial health services in Libya, especially related to the psychological consequences of war and extreme violence. By supporting and strengthening the capacity of the Psychosocial Center in Misrata to respond to the specific and unique needs of communities affected by conflict, this project contributes directly to peacebuilding outcome 4, which aims to “(re-) build essential services and infrastructure” and is in line with priority area 1 of the UNCT Strategic Framework on social services. More specifically, the project contributes to the re-engineering of the (mental) health system, a priority area as identified in the PBF submission note.

Middle East and North Africa, LibyaMiddle East and North Africa, LibyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
IBBS Survey in Hargeisa and Rapid Assessment in Mogadishu of the Round 8 HIV Grant - Somalia

Severe data and information management limitations have hampered forecasting, planning and sound policy formulation in Somalia. Specifically, there is a dearth of data amongst key populations at risk of HIV in Somalia. Trends from available sources, which are few, indicate that the HIV epidemic is concentrated among the key populations in Somalia; it showed a HIV prevalence of 5.3% among female sex workers (FSWs). For example, in 2008, IOM, in collaboration with partners, carried out an IBBS survey Hargeisa. For future planning, it is therefore critical that a follow-up IBBS is undertaken to establish patterns in HIV prevalence amongst these sample populations. In Hargeisa, Somaliland, this project will investigate HIV prevalence and risk behaviours among these at-risk populations through an integrated biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) survey with FSWs and a rapid assessment amongst FSW, uniformed services, truck drives, port workers and seafarers in Mogadishu, Somalia. In Mogadishu, the project will target high-risk groups to establish baseline data presence and context of key populations at risk of HIV infection. This data will inform HIV programming and resource mobilization for combination HIV prevention, and contribute to the Somali HIV response to become evidence-informed through operational research. Overall, it will contribute to key data collection to inform the development of the new HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework for Somalia, to be finalized by early 2013.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Building the Capacities of the Ministry of Defence of BiH to Provide Systematic Support in the Reintegration of Discharged Personnel into Civilian Life within the Discharge Process - Psychosocial Activities

This intervention will complement and support NATO efforts by implementing some of those training activities as well as by further developing and testing the methodology created by Kings College London to facilitate the provision of tailored psychosocial assistance. This project will be implemented alongside and serve to compliment interventions funded by the US and NATO. Therefore the UK intervention will assist in supporting the MoD in attaining the capacity and mechanisms to provide systematic psychosocial support to discharged personnel, in order to assist these persons in their sustainable reintegration into civilian life, a crucial element in ensuring that such processes, though necessary, do not threaten the security and stability of the country.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Building the Capacities of BiH Institutions to Address Mental Health Issues Amongst Defence Personnel in BiH

The overall objective of this project is to enhance the capacities of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) as well as the Ministry of Health of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska (MoHs) in providing a systematic response to mental health issues of current and discharged personnel of the Armed Forces of BiH, as well as in the context of participation in peacekeeping missions. 

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Multi-Sector Assistance to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

To deliver vital and life-saving provisions and to respond immediately to the refugee influx for a sudden influx of 10,000-60,000 newly arriving Syrian refugees.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Counter Trafficking Training Series for Government of Macao, SAR China: Training Workshops for Health Professionals and Labour Department Frontline Officers to Identify, Assist and Protect Victims of Trafficking, Hong Kong

The proposed project supports the efforts of Macao SAR China to enhance its measures to prevent and combat human trafficking, and aims at contributing to enhanced capacity of health professionals and Labour Department frontline officers.

Asia and the Pacific, Hong KongAsia and the Pacific, Hong KongHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Child Care Services and Psychosocial Assistance at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre Thailand

The objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and health outcomes (including mental and psychosocial circumstances) of detainees, particularly migrant children between the ages of 3 to 18 and women. In addition to this, there will be a distinct focus on North Korean detainees, particularly women, to enhance their circumstances and conditions in the IDC. Specifically, this continued project aims to: 1) provide child care services for detained children under 18 years old through a variety of education and activities at the day care centre, including opportunities for children to go out of the detention centre, and the provision of psychosocial assistance, and; 2) improve the hygiene, nutrition and psychosocial conditions of the migrant women.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Mobilizing Medical Diaspora Resources for Lesotho, South Africa

This project aims to support the Government of Lesotho to mobilize diaspora health professionals to enhance their involvement and contribution to the health sector in order to mitigate labour shortages in Lesotho’s health sector.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Enhanced Access to Emergency Health Care Services through Repair and Re-equipping of Health Facilities for Vulnerable Conflict-Affected Communities in Central Mindanao

To contribute to efforts of the Government of the Philippines and its humanitarian partners to provide enhanced access to life-saving health services to currently displaced vulnerable populations of women and men, girls and boys, older people in the conflict-affected communities of Central Mindanao.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Provision of Lifesaving Health Care Services for Displaced, Disaster Affected and Other Vulnerable Populations in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh

The overall objective of the proposed project is to provide access to emergency and life-saving health care services by contributing to collective efforts to improve life threatening conditions of vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar district. To achieve the overall objective, following specific objectives are proposed: 1. To reduce avoidable morbidity, mortality and disability due to emergency health conditions among disaster and movement affected population through provision of direct health care services by mobile medical teams and enhanced referral services; 2. To contribute to strengthening public health care systems through operational support of selected primary health care facilities in coordination with local health authorities; and, 3. To improve disease prevention and proper hygiene practices among affected and vulnerable host communities as well as health care personnel through community-based and self-help actions.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Enhanced Provision of Life Saving Rapid Response & Treatment for Cholera for the Most Vulnerable Populations in Upper Artibonite Region, Haiti

To provide life-saving first-line cholera treatment and flexible rapid response in the Upper Artibonite Department, and to support the MSPP’s efforts to integrate cholera response into existing primary health care facilities in order to facilitate access to cholera treatment.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Strengthening Health System Response Capacity in support to the Kédougou Medical Authorities, Senegal

The objective of the project will be to support the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS) in strengthening and promoting the health of local and migrant populations in the Kédougou region. The project will have the following direct effects: the Medical Region of Kédougou integrates the results of the survey of sex workers into its three-year plan and the Senegalese Red Cross's community surveillance and response capacities (CRS) in the Sanitary District of Kédougou are strengthened.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Provision of Solar Lanterns to Reduce the Risk of SGBV among Vulnerable Populations including IDP in Somalia

Solar Partners Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, the “Company”) will contribute to the efforts of the Migration Health Division (MHD) of the International Organization for Migration, Mission for Somalia, by donating funds for solar lanterns with the following mechanism: 1) Every time a customer contracts the Company to install the household solar panel through the consultation service of the Company, the Company donates JPY 3,500 for a solar lantern to Somalia (includes the procurement cost and shipment cost); and 2) For every 10 customers who request a quotation for a solar panel from the Company, the Company donates JPY 3,500 for a solar lantern to Somalia (includes the procurement cost and shipment cost).

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Pilot Capacity Building Training on the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support during Emergency and Displacement to Natural Disaster Prone Communities in Azerbaijan

IOM Mission in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society will jointly organize a two (2)-day capacity building induction training on the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support during Emergency and Displacement. This pilot training will be carried out in Yeniyol and Diyalli villages of the Ismayilli district. This training aims to sensitize and build capacity of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRCS) staff, volunteers and Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) groups in the target villages to enhance community resilience and ensure emergency preparedness for provision of efficient response and facilitating recovery from natural disasters. The focus of the induction training activity will be on providing a given frame of understanding of the psychosocial dimension of displacement and crisis-affected societies, while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, AzerbaijanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, AzerbaijanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
INTERPRETO - Italy

The project, led by CCM Communication Centre Multilanguage, in partnership with A.O.R.N. Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli in Naples, FORMAT and IOM aims at improving migrant’s access to health care in the Campania Region. INTERPRETO will promote multi-linguistic approach, testing at distance an innovative interpreting service (through IT platform) available 12hrs/day in 9 languages to selected hospitals (Monaldi – Cotugno and CTO). The IT service implemented by cultural mediators will facilitate communication amongst TCNs and health professionals and will make easier diagnosis and treatment of migrant patients.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2013
Feasibility Study in the Framework of the Project: Social Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Migrants with Substance Abuse Problem, Phase II, CH50

The Federal Office for Migration (FOM) will mandate IOM Bern for conducting the feasibility study. In order to ensure a high level of expertise, IOM will contract a Swiss consultant who should be experienced in the social reintegration of former drug users, and, if possible, in the implementation and management of social enterprises. The feasibility study will seek to: 1) Fine tune the intervention logic of the project’s second phase; 2) Determine the possible fields of activities of the social enterprise, markets opportunities, and conditions for success; 3) Identify relevant partners for the new components of the project, namely the information platform and the social enterprise; 4) Assess the amounts of resource needed for all activities (staff, investments, infrastructure etc.) and their cost.

European Economic Area, SwitzerlandEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Provision of Health Services to IDPs, the Host Community Living in Poverty and Migrants in Garowe and its Surroundings, Somalia

Objective: Contribution to improved health conditions, through improved access to Primary and Secondary Health Care services in Garowe and surrounding areas including for IDPs, host community, pastoralist and migrants.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Extending Measles and Polio Immunization with Vitamin A Supplement Campaign for Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees at Za’atri Camp and Other Camps in Jordan

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to averted/reduced morbidity and mortality due to measles, polio and other communicable diseases among Syrian refugees in Jordan, particularly among vulnerable groups such as young boys and girls and pregnant women.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Psychosocial Capacity Building for Medical and Social Service Providers, Chad

The project aims at providing capacity building measures to 450 medical and social service providers to support victims of physical, sexual, structural, domestic or gender-based violence. The trainings will provide the participants with tools to provide psychosocial services ranging from basic support to a focused, non-specialized assistance. The project further intends to facilitate the establishment of a referral system between medical and social service providers to ensure adequate support is being facilitated. Based on the positive experiences of the previously implemented German-funded psychosocial direct assistance project for the returnees from Libya and the given the recent opening of the humanitarian corridor to Tibesti, 10M will further support the medical and social service infrastructure in the northernmost province of Tibesti with the facilitation of direct psychosocial care to 150 returnees from Libya and their communities.

Central and West Africa, ChadCentral and West Africa, ChadMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
ANATOLE' Module 2 - Italy

The project Psychosocial Support for vulnerable Dublin cases in Bari will promote assistance for those migrants in need of psychological intervention, as women alone with children, psychological affected, elders, victims of violenze or torture. IOM will be responsible of their access to health to local services as well. The project will end in June 2014.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
UN Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence (GBV)- Capacity Building on Gender and Migration, Zambia

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Zambia to promote gender equity and zero tolerance against gender-based violence (GBV) as part of the UN Joint programme on GBV.

Southern Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, ZambiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Joint UN Programme of Support to AIDS in Uganda

The JUPSA 2011-14 is aligned to the current UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the national AIIV strategic plan and the global UNAIDS three priority areas of Zero infections, zero AIDS-related Deaths and Zero Discrimination.

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Enhancing Access to Health Education, Health Care and Referral Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Malaysia

To improve refugees, and asylum seekers’ health conditions with early diagnosis and referrals for treatment, as well as to mitigate health risks through culturally appropriate health education activities in order to reduce preventable morbidity, mortality and disability.

Asia and the Pacific, MalaysiaAsia and the Pacific, MalaysiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Promotion and Prevention in Priority Public Health Issues in Populations in Contexts of Vulnerability - Colombia

The purpose of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of the priority public health actions of the Colombian State aimed at populations in vulnerable contexts. These populations include migrants, for example, displaced persons and victims of the internal armed conflict in general, labour migrants, victims of natural disasters, among others.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Psychosocial Support to Crisis Affected, Displaced and Migrant Youth and their Families in Syria and Neighboring Countries

IOM, in compliance with the IASC guidelines on mental health and psychosocial response in emergency settings, within the framework of the MHPSS technical working group for Syria, and in coordination with national and local NGOs.

Middle East and North Africa, Syrian Arab RepublicMiddle East and North Africa, Syrian Arab RepublicMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Emergency Humanitarian Aid for the Rohingya Temporarily Detained in Thailand

The project seeks to contribute to the protection of Rohingya in Thailand through psychosocial, health and material support for the Rohingya temporarily detained in Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs) and Shelters for Women, Children and Families.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Project to Strengthen Multisectoral HIV Preparedness and Response in Emergency Settings in Kenya

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reduced HIV morbidity and mortality, with specific objectives being to contribute to maintenance and scale up of HIV prevention, care and treatment services during emergency situations in Kenya.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Protection and Improvement of Living Conditions of Vulnerable Displaced, Returnees, Migrants and Conflict-Affected Individuals and Communities in Yemen

Principal objective: Enhanced protection and rights of displaced people in humanitarian need promoted by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. Specific Objective: To protect conflict affected people and vulnerable migrants through improved access to protection, emergency lifesaving, and livelihood recovery support.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
HIV Prevention Among Migrant Workers and their Families in Tajikistan

This project aims to contribute to better health outcomes of migrant workers with a focus on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Improving Lifesaving Capacities, Health Care Access and Protection of Vulnerable Migrant in Djibouti

General Objective: Urgently provide life saving humanitarian assistance to migrants and populations in Djibouti through emergency evacuation, health, WASH, and protection-related assistance to meet their basic needs, with particular consideration for vulnerable individuals, namely women, children, elderly, and people with health concerns.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Life-Saving Emergency Assistance, Referral and Information to Vulnerable Migrants in Yemen

The objective of the project is to reduce immediate morbidity and mortality by addressing the identified gaps in the provision of life-saving emergency assistance, referral and information to vulnerable migrants in Yemen.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Providing Life-Saving Health and Psychosocial Care for Conflict-Affected Communities in Abyan's Hardest to Reach Areas, Yemen

The objectives of the project are to reduce mortality and morbidity among crisis affected populations of Abyan Governorate, IDPs, returnees and host communities, through direct health care provision and to contribute to health system strengthening in Abyan.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition among boys and girls under five years old in Abyan Governorate

The project objectives are to reduce mortality and morbidity among boys and girls under five years old in Abyan as a direct consequence of acute malnutrition; to improve the access of acutely malnourished under 5 girls and boys to Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition services. 

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Community-Based Cholera Response in IDP Camps and Vulnerable Rural Communities in Haiti

This project aims to provide life-saving first-line treatment of cholera cases, through the established surveillance and alert system, and flexible rapid response in priority IDP camps in the Ouest Department and community level in Sud-Est Department and to support the Ministry of Public Health and Population's efforts to integrate cholera response into existing primary health care facilities in order to facilitate access to cholera treatment and further decrease morbidity and mortality rates.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Mitigate Risk of Cholera in Vulnerable Haitian Communities in the Western Upper Artibonite Region

To reduce cholera morbidity and mortality in Western Upper Artibonite region by improving the availability of cholera treatment facilities, improving access to and quality of water, sanitation and hygiene services and infrastructure, reinforcing the capacities of the community through hygiene promoters/polyvalent agents.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Mitigate the Risk of Cholera in Vulnerable Haitian Communities in the Eastern Upper Artibonite Region

To reduce cholera morbidity and mortality in Eastern Upper Artibonite by improving the availability of cholera treatment facilities, improving access to and quality of water, sanitation, hygiene services, and infrastructure, and by reinforcing the capacities of the community through hygiene promoters/polyvalent agents.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Sustaining Life-saving Primary Health Care Services for Vulnerable IDP Returnees and Affected Host Communities in upper Nile, Warrap and Western Bahr el Ghazal States - South Sudan

The project aims to contribute to the reduction of avoidable mortality and morbidity through the provision of life-saving primary health care and emergency referral services including the control of communicable diseases among vulnerable returnees, IDPs and affected host communities living in Renk over the course of six months.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Psychosocial to Conflict Affected Persons

The main outcome of the project is “the implementation of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR)’s psychosocial counselling and support services for conflict affected persons in Nepal comprehensively address the needs of women and children including the vulnerable and marginalized groups and communities in accordance with government’s gender and social inclusion agendas, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and national plans and policies”. 

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Swedish Medical Teams & Medical Emergency Assistance for Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo (SMP), Phase IV - Period 2

The main objective will focus on strengthening the specialized health care facilities in the prioritized surgical fields, aiming to establish the functional surgical services in the University Clinical Centres in Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Pristhina. One specific objective of the Activities during the project period is to support establishment of a sustainable regional solution for diagnostics and treatment of children with heart malformations. Through this approach, the SMP will assist in diminishing the need for outside referrals of patients now and in the future, as well as facilitating referral of patients between the neighbouring countries in the Balkan region and initiating joint projects with exchange of experiences within the region.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Early and Improved Tuberculosis Case Detection through the Use of GeneXpert Instrument, Nepal (EGX 2)

The major objectives will remained the same in the proposed continuation of IOM Nepal TB REACH project which are; 1) Increase TB case finding by increasing sensitivity of laboratory testing through the use of point-of-care GeneXpert instruments. 2) Increase TB case finding through targeted awareness raising campaign and improving referrals for TB testing.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Addressing Health Issues of Victims of Human Trafficking and Abuse in Jessore and Satkhira Districts, Bangladesh

The general objective of the proposed intervention is to enable the right to health of victims of human trafficking and abuse in Jessore and Satkhira districts, Khulna division, Bangladesh. The specific objective is to strengthen a quality and integrated health service within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) services and structures (duty bearers) accessible to the victims of human trafficking and abuse (right holders) in Jessore and Satkhira districts, Khulna division, Bangladesh. The proposed intervention will contribute to the efforts made by the Government of Bangladesh on properly addressing the health rights and specialized and integrated health care needed by victims of human trafficking and abuse.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Upper Artibonite Cholera Response - Haiti

The goal of the project is to strengthen Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) staff capacity to increase their coverage of areas considered high risk for cholera in order to reduce morbidity and mortality. The objectives of the project are: 1) to improve the quality of and increase access to the existing MSPP and National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DINEPA) first line treatment services and response system; 2) to reduce the morbidity and mortality through hygiene and sanitation promotion and sensitization efforts; 3) to establish a direct partnership between existing ORPs and a multi sectoral CAEPA (Comite d'Approvisionnement en Eau Potable et Assainissement) and UCS/DSA (Unite Communal de Sante/Department Sanitaire du Artibonite) team, and to increase effectiveness of the referral system.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Intensification of TB Detection among Refugees and Host Communities, Mining and Urban Vulnerable Communities through Mobile Diagnostic Van Using Genexpert Technology in Western Region of Ghana

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the efforts of the Ghanaian National Tuberculosis Control Programme reduce TB related morbidity and mortality among refugees and their host communities and among mining and urban vulnerable communities in Western Region. The project will be implemented in five locations, four districts (Ellembelle, Jomoro, Tarkwa Nsuaem and Presta/Huni Valley) and the Secondi-Takoradi municipal with a combined population of 1,046,937. To achieve this, the project will implement four main interventions over a period of 15 months including three months start-up; ( a) establishment of a project coordination and monitoring committee involving all stakeholders, (b) community mobilization and screening for cough through door-to-door visits of targeted communities and health facility attendants (c) HIV and TB screening using mobile diagnostic van with GeneXpert machine and HIV test kits and (d) capacity building of selected TB diagnostic centres through training and material support.

Central and West Africa, GhanaCentral and West Africa, GhanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Baseline Survey on Truckers Responses in Kenya

The project aimed at identifying the role transport companies play in tackling HIV and AIDS issues, the methods and quality of support truck drivers receive from employers, the existing gaps in health and HIV policies in the workplace and the means to address them. The main objectives of the study were to: raise awareness and inform transport owners, managers and employees of the issues around HIV vulnerability and prevention during emergency operations; identify companies and individuals who are interested and willing to engage with HIV and emergency actors in the region.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
2013 Typhoon Bopha IOM Emergency Health Response, Philippines

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), a strategic AmeriCares emergency response partner, has provided a detailed assessment of health needs in Bopha affected areas. Critical interventions include but are not limited to 1) provision of medicines, supplies and surge staff to local health posts in affected areas; 2) building capacity of local health workers to improve health care access in areas where the health network is disrupted, 3) providing transitional health care services at temporary shelters, and 4) rehabilitating damaged or destroyed health centers.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Increasing TB Case Detection and Earlier Treatment Among Cross Border Migrant Population in the Operational District of Poipet – Western Cambodian Border

The project aims to increase TB case detection and earlier treatment among cross-border migrant population in the Operational District of Poipet, Western Cambodian Border. The project uses a community outreach approach using village health workers to screening migrants and mobile population for TB symptoms. Sputum is collected and transported to the local Government Hospital to be tested using a rapid molecule diagnostic. Individuals detected with TB are referred and treated under the National TB program.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Mitigating the Social Harms of Extractive Industries in Mozambique

The overall objective of the project is to mitigate the social harms resulting from extractive industries in Mozambique. IOM will implement three activities as part of the 2013 UN One Fund initiatives: First, IOM will lead the implementation of an assessment of the health impacts, with a focus on HIV and TB, resulting from the “EI boom” - the influx of multinational mining companies as a result of the discovery of massive coal reserves in Tete Province in northern Mozambique. Following a request for support from the Governor of Tete Province and the National AIDS Council (CNCS), the UN has mobilized resources to do an initial phase of mapping and evidence-gathering to inform Government about emerging trends, and to support the creation of a strategic plan to mitigate the negative consequences of the EI-related economic activities - community resettlement, construction of mines, infrastructure (e.g. railways and roads, as well as housing, hotels, shops) - in the Province of Tete. The proposed project will focus on identifying vulnerabilities of children, women and men in the context of population changes, and mobility linked to the extractive sector.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Fostering Health Provision for Migrants, the Roma and Other Vulnerable Group’s (IOM 2012 Equi-Health)

The project “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups” (EQUI-HEALTH) aims to improve the access and appropriateness of health care services, health promotion and prevention to meet the needs of migrants. 

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Rehabilitation of Primary Health Care Units in Renk, Upper Nile State, South Sudan

This project aims to contribute to the provision of quality emergency health care services for vulnerable returnees and affected host communities in Renk, Upper Nile State through the rehabilitation and improvement of IOM semi-static units. Following consultations with our medical team on the ground, key rehabilitation needs have been identified. These include the improvement of medical waste management through the construction of incinerators, a sharps pit and a placenta pit, as well as basic clinic infrastructure needs including roof repair, the construction of a fence to secure the medical waste and the purchase and installation of hand washing basins for the promotion of good hygiene practices.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Providing Life-Saving Healthcare & Cultural Meditation Support for Vulnerable Migrants Stranded in Heradh, Hajah, Yemen

Through this project IOM will continue providing life-saving health care for stranded and destitute migrants in Haradh, Hajjah Governorate, near Yemen-Saudi Arabia’s north-western border, as well as afford voluntary return assistance to the most vulnerable medical cases back to their home country, in order to directly reduce morbidity and mortality among this extremely vulnerable group. Additionally, IOM will sustain its cultural mediation and awareness raising activities targeting migrants and their host community in and around Haradh, so as to reduce the increasingly growing tension between the two groups, as the number of migrants who become stranded in Haradh continues to rise.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Provision of TB Detection, Treatment and Prevention Services for Services for Syrian Refugees in Za’atri Camp and Surrounding Areas, Jordan

This project aims to address the critical health service gap in TB prevention, detection and treatment for Syrians in the Za'atri camp and surrounding areas.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2013
Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients in IOM’s Integrated Migration Health Program of South-East Myanmar

Through longstanding partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), this project will fill key gaps in IOM’s South-East Myanmar Health Programme through distribution of dry food rations (rice, oil, beans, salt, and blended food) to vulnerable HIV and TB patients.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Community-based Malaria Prevention, Detection and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin States I

The project is proposed to implement in 7 townships: Mawlamyine, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat, Kyaikmayaw, Bilin and Ye of Mon State, and Myawaddy of Kayin State. The geographical closeness to Thailand results in intense population movement, with both States being a source area for international migrant workers, a destination for internal migrants, and a transit point for those migrating to Thailand, and a place of migrant return. Both Mon and Kayin States also hosts persons displaced by conflict. Further population movement between Bago and Tanintharyi have proportionately increased the malaria burden in the States. All its ten townships of Mon State are classified as "Tier 1" while Kayin State is classified as “Tier 2” as per three Tier classification of Strategic Framework for Artemisinin Resistance Containment in Myanmar (MARC) 2011-2015.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Community-based HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care & Support in Mobility Impacted Communities of Mon and Kayin States, Myanmar

The main objective of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with HIV, amongst most-at-risk groups, migrants, mobile persons, and host communities in the targeted areas.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Community-based Artemisinin Resistance Containment for Mobility-Impacted Communities in Mon State, Myanmar

Building on IOM’s migrant mapping initiatives, IOM in coordination and collaboration with National Malaria Control Programme and WHO will collect, update and collate migrant population data (including seasonal fluctuations) in villages, large and small clusters, and remote villages.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Community Based TB Awareness, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment in Mobility Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin State I

This project will build on a model developed in IOM’s health project in Mon State, to enhance and expand community based activities combined with Health System strengthening, bringing about rapid expansion of TB awareness, detection, diagnosis and treatment activities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Health Project 2013- Dose of Life, Ecuador

This project will provide first-level primary care, as well as care in general medicine, dentistry, psychology and vaccination with support to health services already established in the DPSS, in addition to the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and timely detection of cervical cancer. 

South America, EcuadorSouth America, EcuadorHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2013
Enhancing South Sudan’s Human Resources for Health through Strengthened Engagement of Health Professionals in the Diaspora

This project aims to contribute technical support to the government of South Sudan to develop a national diaspora mobilization strategy for the health sector. In close partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Directorate of Consular Services and other stakeholders, training and human resources for health (HRH) gaps will be identified within the South Sudan health sector training institutions. Furthermore, South Sudanese health professionals living in the diaspora will be identified and encouraged to register their professional qualifications in a web-based database to support the development of the health sector in South Sudan.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Reducing the Vulnerabilities of Rohingyas through Community Outreach and Increasing their Access to Social and Health Services Phase III, Thailand

The long term project objective is to contribute to the Displaced Persons Program objective , namely, "to support countries of first asylum and transit countries to host refugee populations".

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Partnership on Health and Mobility in the Mining Sector of Southern Africa

The overall objective of the proposed intervention is to contribute to improved health outcomes of 20,000 migrant mine-workers, their families and affected communities in southern Africa, with particular focus on mine worker sending, transit, and destination communities of Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Strategic Action Plan on Migration and Health (HIV and TB Focus), Bangladesh

The project will contribute to improving access of migrants and mobiles populations including their families to HIV, STI, TB and social support services in Bangladesh and abroad.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Anatolè Italy

The project aims at improving the reception capacities and also at addressing specific needs for psychosocial support of vulnerable asylum seekers/Dublin cases landing at the airport of Bari, especially women with minors, disable, elderly people, victims of violence.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2012
Facilitate Intervention to Address Mental Health Issues of Defense Personnel, Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the context of the planned intervention concerning the application of international models to support the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in the design and implementation of a systematic response to the potential negative impacts of past and present war-related experiences on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of discharged and active duty staff of the MoD, and those involved in peacekeeping missions.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Support Psychosocial Activities in Compliance with the Judgment T-045 of 2010, Colombia

The project seeks to provide support for the formulation, development and implementation of priority programs, plans and projects, as determined by Judgment T-045 of 2010 issued by the Constitutional Court, which evidences the need to provide psychosocial care that assumes different particularities depending on the social and cultural context of individuals, families and communities that benefit vulnerable populations in targeted areas.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Enhanced Primary Health Care Services for Vulnerable Persons in Upper Nile State, South Sudan (EPHC)

This project aims to continue with the provision of life saving primary health care services in Renk in order to avoid preventable morbidity and mortality among the target populations especially the most vulnerable (women, children, elderly and those with special needs).

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
A Study on Effectiveness and Sustainability of Solar Lanterns in Reducing Insecurity and Gender-based Violence (GBV) among Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in Puntland, Somalia (SESSL)

As no scientific study on the subject has been conducted in Somalia, this study aims to build a scientific case to explore the effectiveness and sustainability of solar lanterns in reducing insecurity and Gender-based Violence (GBV). In particular, through baseline and post-intervention studies, the study aims to establish association between solar lanterns and prevalence of GBV to show the cost-effectiveness of solar lanterns in reducing GBV (how much it costs to reduce one case of GBV by solar lanterns). The study will also explore the sustainability of solar lanterns if the products can be procured, owned and maintained by the communities in a long term. Once scientific case is established, IOM is planning to scale up the distribution of solar lanterns in GBV prevalent areas.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Assistance for Women and Children Detainees at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Center, Thailand

The overall goal of this project is to contribute to the improvement of living and health including mental and psychosocial conditions of detainees, particularly migrant children, aged 3 – 18, and women detainees in the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre. Specifically, this continued project aims to: 1) provide child care services for detained children under 18 years old, through a variety of education and activities at the day care centre, opportunities for children to go out of the detention centre, and the provision of psychosocial assistance, and; 2) improve the hygiene, nutrition and psychosocial condition of the migrant women.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Capacity Building of Law Enforcement Structures to Reduce Drug Demand in Georgia

The project will reinforce the National Anti-Drug System of Georgia by building the capacity of law enforcement structures and multi-functional expert teams at national and local levels to address the problems of substance abuse and drug trafficking in an effective manner and offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to mobile populations suffering from substance abuse through coordinated referral mechanism. 

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-Sector Approach in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan

The project will conduct an in-depth assessment among the three south Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of inbound and outbound migrants, including their access to health and other social services, a mapping of governments’ responses to address these vulnerabilities, and to come up with recommendations for action.

Asia and the Pacific, Bangladesh, Nepal, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Expanded Vaccination and Presumptive Treatment Project for US-Bound Refugees (EVPT)

This project is an historic partnership between the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to introduce vaccinations early in the US Resettlement Program (USRP) process.

Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Central and West Africa, Chad, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, Southern Africa, South AfricaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, United States of AmericaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2012
Enhancing the Overseas Health Assessment and Management of US-Bound Refugees, Washington

The purpose of the program is to assist the CDC in implementing activities to strengthen prevention and control efforts of infectious diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases, in U.S.-bound refugee populations worldwide by: 1) Establishing surveillance for infectious diseases in U.S.-bound refugees; 2) Evaluating the health status of U.S.-bound refugees for the purpose of informing and improving U.S. policy regarding overseas and post-arrival health assessments; 3) Preventing the importation and spread of infectious diseases into the United States; and 4) Improving the health of refugees who are undergoing resettlement to the United States and protecting the health of the communities that are receiving them.

Asia and the Pacific, Malaysia, Thailand, East Africa, Kenya, Middle East and North Africa, Jordan, Southern Africa, South AfricaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, United States of AmericaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2012
Roll out of the eMEDICAL System for Canadian Immigration Medical Examinations, Switzerland

IOM to work collaboratively to support CIC’s implementation of an electronic health processing system, referred to as eMedical, that will be utilized by Canada to process Immigration Medical Examinations (IMEs).

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2012
Implementation of the National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015 in Sierra Leone

This project aims at developing a national strategy to facilitate short term placement of Sierra Leonean health professionals in the diaspora in selected health care learning institutions in Sierra Leone to support the implementation of this component of the national response. The project will identify training and human resource gaps in Sierra Leonean health sector training institutions and the available resources in the diaspora to support development in the health sector. The project will be implemented by IOM in close collaboration with WHO and other partners.

Central and West Africa, Sierra LeoneCentral and West Africa, Sierra LeoneHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Combination Prevention in Migration-Affected Communities in Southern Mozambique

The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of girls and women to HIV in selected communities along the southern transport corridors; to galvanise political momentum and build technical capacity for combination prevention in Mozambique. 

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Protection of Internally Displaced Affected Children in Abidjan, Aden and Lahj Governorate, Yemen

The project seeks protect IDP, returnees and conflict affected people, including girls and boys from the threats and dangers of landmines and other indiscriminate and/or illicit weapons.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Life-Saving Health and Psychosocial Care to IDPs, Returnees and Crisis Affected Populations in Abyan

The objectives of the project are to reduce mortality and morbidity among crisis affected populations of Abyan Governorate, IDPs, returnees and host communities, through direct health care provision.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Community Based Management of Moderate and Severe Acute Malnutrition in Abyan Governorate, Yemen

The objectives of the project are to reduce mortality and morbidity among boys and girls under five years old in Abyan as a direct consequence of acute malnutrition; to reduce maternal mortality and intra uterine growth retardation directly caused by maternal malnutrition.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
IOM Radiologic Interpretation and Quality Control Center

The Radiologic Interpretation and Quality Control Manila, with oversight by the MHD GLobal Support Unit located in MAC Manila, is intended to serve as a tele-radiology interpretation resource for IOM Missions conducting health assessment activities in the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond. It will have three main functions, namely: (i) primary chest x-ray readings for IOM locations lacking competent radiologists on site, (ii) confirmatory radiological interpretations, as well as random secondary readings as part of a quality control process; and (iii) training and continous learning of IOM medical staff in chest x-ray interpretation.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2012
Enabling Health Protection in Northern Sri Lanka to Avert Irregular Migration Flows (EHPN)

This project aims to strengthen the fragile conflict-damaged health system in Northern Sri Lanka by providing essential life-saving medical services (emergency ambulance care), human resources for health mobilization, rehabilitation of basic facilities for health staff.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Life Saving Community Level Response to Cholera in the Upper Artibonite, Haiti (LSCL 2)

This project will reduce morbidity and mortality related to the cholera epidemic in the upper Artibonite region and establish/restore the delivery of and equitable access to sustainable preventive and emergency curative services through community based approaches.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Vietnam

The objective of this project is to reduce women’s vulnerability to issues associated with migration and increased population mobility along the newly opened route, including their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, sexual exploitation and trafficking. This will be achieved by strengthening the socio-economic empowerment of women and increasing awareness amongst women and men on issues related to gender, HIV/AIDs and trafficking in women. Target beneficiaries will be better able to utilize opportunities brought by the new roads while reducing their vulnerabilities to various risks.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
USAID Dialog on HIV and TB Project among Migrants in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan

This project aims to contribute to a reduction of HIV and TB incidence among migrant workers through raising awareness of the migrants on HIV and TB prevention, increasing HIV and TB detection and reducing treatment default through enhancing adherence to HIV and TB treatment. To achieve these objectives IOM will create a regional network of local NGOs and conduct training (jointly with PSI) and regular on-the-job seminars to enhance NGOs’ capacity for HIV and TB prevention among migrant workers.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Improving Life Saving Health Care Access and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants in Djibouti

The general objective of the project is to enhance the response capacities of the Djiboutian government in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, to promote public health and prevention measures in order to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity amongst migrant and host communities.

East Africa, DjiboutiEast Africa, DjiboutiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Increasing Access to Provision of Tuberculosis and Associated Health Services for Displaced Syrians in Jordan (IAHS)

The project aims to ensure that displaced Syrians in Jordan are granted access to provision of Tuberculosis (TB) and associated health services. Through its mobile TB clinic and its permanent presence in the MOH clinic in Ramtha facility, and through the overall support of the Medical Health Department in Amman, IOM will use CERF funding to support core humanitarian activities in the provision of TB services for Syrian and host communities. These activities will have an immediate impact on the health of population affected by the emergency.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Research on Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations and Affected Communities in Selected Ports of Southern Africa

The proposed research project aims to address this gap by undertaking research, in selected port communities of southern Africa. The first component, Strategic Information, will aim to strengthen the evidence base for future interventions in HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support addressing the specific needs of sea-going personnel, sex workers, and other vulnerable groups they interact with in selected ports in southern Africa. The second component, Information Dissemination and Regional Coordination, will strengthen information-sharing, networks and partnerships in order to better coordinate the health and HIV response in port settings.

Southern Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Sealing up of HIV Prevention and Care Interventions for Migrants and Affected Communities in South Africa (RIPFUMELO II)

The Ripfumelo II (second phase) seeks to reduce HIV and TB vulnerability amongst migrants and mobile populations and the communities affected by migration in South Africa, with a specific focus on selected districts in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal provinces. The overall objectives of the project are: 1. To facilitate, provide and promote access to TB and combination HIV prevention services, technologies and programs for migrants and mobile populations and communities affected by migration; 2. To facilitate access to HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB care services and treatment programs; 3. To address structural (societal, environmental, political and economic ) barriers to migrants access to health services; and 4. To generate strategic information for evidence-informed policy development and programming.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Enhance the TB Management for International Migrant Population, Jordan

The project will aim at reaching the vulnerable groups of non-Arab migrants through concentrating on overcoming the language barrier in passing the health promotion message related to TB, advising on best health seeking practices and direct management of cases in need of TB treatment. Another important aim of this project is the management and follow-up of cases infected with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR –TB), that will be given opportunity to initiate the treatment in Jordan and continue with the same in their home countries, should they opt to do so, through cross border referrals and cooperation with their home countries, ensuring appropriate treatment and follow up care is available.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Stop TB Partnership TB Reach Ethiopia

The project will contribute to the reduction of TB and HIV related morbidity, disability and mortality among 253,311 refugees.

East Africa, EthiopiaEast Africa, EthiopiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Addressing Health & Psychosocial Barries to Return and Relocation for IDPs, Haiti

To improve access to basic health and psychosocial services for vulnerable IDPs participating in a returns program. 1. Identification of vulnerable individuals/families through registration, CMO (Camp Management Officers), community mobilizers, and self referral mechanisms. 2. Pre-departure assessment of health and psychosocial support needs by community case workers. 3. Design of individual assistance package tailored to meet the health and psychosocial needs of the identified beneficiaries. 4. Provision of appropriate individualized services and support.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Production of ''For Life with Love'' Training Tool for HIV Prevention and Safe Migration in Road Construction Settings and Affected Communities in Lao Language, Laos

To translate the training manual of the “For Life with Love” package developed within the ADB funded project from English into Lao so that relevant stakeholders that implement HIV prevention activities in the construction sector in Lao PDR will be able to use it locally.

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Enhanced Provision of Life Saving Prevention, Rapid Response and Treatment for Cholera for the Most Vulnerable IDPs Remaining in Camps in Port au Prince Metropolitan Areas, Haiti

To provide life-saving cholera prevention, treatment and response support to extremely vulnerable IDPs remaining in camps with no alternative short-term housing solutions, and for the targeted beneficiaries to receive effective and well-coordinated humanitarian services to meet their needs.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Improving Environmental Health Conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Somalia

To improve environmental health conditions of target IDPs and affected host communities in Somalia.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable IDPs and Host Communities in Abyan Governorate, Yemen

To ensure an adequate and timely response to the displacement of thousands of families from Zinjibar to areas of Abyan Governorate, and in line with strategies delineated in IASC contingency planning for Yemen, IOM proposes a series of life-saving response measures that will address the most urgent health, water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition needs of populations implicated in the ongoing violent conflict. 

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Prevention of Chronic and Infectious Diseases and the Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Rights, the Attention in Mental Health and Psychosocial in the Frame of the Competitions of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection Colombia

To provide support for development, implementation and monitoring in formulation, development and implementation of priority programs, plans and projects for the prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and the promotion of sexual and reproductive rights within the competencies of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection that benefit the vulnerable population.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Humanitarian Assistance to Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Haradh, Northwest Yemen

To reduce preventable morbidity and mortality among destitute migrants stranded in Haradh by providing health care services, facilitated referrals and psychosocial support for the most vulnerable including women, children, the elderly, disabled and those with special needs.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Health Assistance for Persons of Concern (PoCs) at Saloum Border, Egypt

This project aims to assist the Persons of Concern (PoCs) at Saloum border by providing international Protection, basic non-food items (including for TCNs) such as blankets, mattresses, sleeping mats and jerry cans as well water, sanitation, community services, food and health assistance. At this point, UNHCR is in charge of all sectors with the assistance of IOM (for TCNs) only) and few national NGOs.

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Latin America Sex Workers Working to Create Alternatives to Reduce their Vulnerability to HIV

To contribute to reducing the prevalence of HIV in the population of female sex workers (MTS) in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean by strengthening their grassroots organizations so that they are able to participate and engage in public debates to improve public policies and programs for MTS.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, South America, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, UruguaySouth America, ArgentinaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Enhanced Emergency Health Care Services for Flood Affected Displaced Population of Sindh, Pakistan (EEHC)

The principal objective of the project is to contribute to reduction in mortality and morbidity of disaster affected populations, including those affected by the 2011 floods. The specific objective of the project is to support vulnerable, flood affected populations through provision of emergency health care – curative and preventive services.

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Sustainable Waste Management Initiative for a Healthier Tomorrow - SWIFT III. Serbia

SWIFT III has two components of activities which are expected to deliver the establishment and operation of four SWIFT centres and 20 transit stations recycling secondary waste materials; increased formal employment for informal waste collectors. 

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, SerbiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, SerbiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Emergency Provision of Clean Water & Improving Environmental Health Conditions to IDPs, Somalia

The proposed project intends to contribute to the collective efforts to improving environmental health conditions in order to prevent AWD and cholera cases and thereby preventing excess avoidable mortality and morbidity among vulnerable IDPs in Mogadishu, Somalia.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
Psychosocial Assistance for Crisis Affected Children and Youth and their Families in Libya (PACAC)

Through this project, IOM will respond to the psychosocial needs of up to 80,000 Libyans in particular children, youth and their families in crisis affected communities and Third Country Nationals (TCNs) returning to and/or remaining in Libya. The key core components of the project are the establishment of an IOM Psychosocial Assistance Task Force in Libya tasked with a) the design and implementation of ad hoc tailored and culturally sensitive psychosocial supports b) the design and implementation of in-service/on the job capacity building initiatives and thus the facilitation of a network between relevant authorities and mental health and psycho-social professionals.

Middle East and North Africa, LibyaMiddle East and North Africa, LibyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2012
HIV Prevention among Labour Migrants and their Families in Republic of Tajikistan

The overall objective of the project to contribute to reducing HIV prevalence among labour migrants and minimizing the impact of the HIV epidemic in Tajikistan. The main components of the project are informational campaign, capacity building, improving referral system and advocacy against stigma and discrimination.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Nutrition to HIV Patients, Migrant Pregnant Women, and Under Three Children, Myanmar & Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable Persons in IOM's Eastern Myanmar Health Programme

This IOM-WFP partnership aims to improve quality of life and general health status among TB patients, persons living with HIV, pregnant and lactating migrant women, and migrant children under three years of age in IOM project sites in South-East Myanmar.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Strengthening STOP TB Strategy in 46 High-Priority Municipalities of Colombia

The program aims to implement cost-effective actions in geographic areas with limited access to health services due to the great dispersion and rural location and is structured under five objectives: 1. Strengthen DOTS quality in 46 priority municipalities 2. Deal with TB/HIV co-infection and MDR-TB 3. Bring together diagnosis and timely treatment activities through community DOTS 4. Favor the local response for TB control through advocacy, communication and social mobiliization in 46 priority municipalities, and 5. Contribute to the improvement of programmatic management by conducting operational studies.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2012
Direct Psychosocial Care for Chadian Returnees who have fled the Crisis in Libya and other Vulnerable Persons in Areas of High Return- Supporting Return and Reintegration

The project aims to ensure access to mental health and psychosocial care for Chadian returnees and other vulnerable persons in their local communities in order to support the return and reintegration process. The overall objective is to contribute to the protection and improvement of the mental health and psychosocial well-being of Chadian returnees who have fled the violence in Libya.

Central and West Africa, ChadCentral and West Africa, ChadMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Egypt - Promoting Better Health Protection for Detained Migrants in Sinai

This project aims to contribute to the protection of vulnerable migrants in Sinai. Through the project, IOM will seek to strengthen capacities amongst health care providers, provide direct assistance to migrants, and provide complementary support/assistance to project counterparts and beneficiaries through its ongoing assisted voluntary return, counter-trafficking and border management programs. In due course, good practices and lessons learned under the proposed project and parallel interventions can be used to inform a multi-sector programme to protect and assist migrants in transit.

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Joint Initiative on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Roll-in to 3MDG Fund Framework- Mawlamyinegyun Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region

IOM are implementing MNCH-programme in Mawlamyinegyun Township, which is Joint Programme with DOH and focuses on enhanced provision of and access to a quality basic package of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) care services including nutrition and immunization.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Medical Lab Equipment for ARRA's Two Clinics in the Melkadida and Bokalmanyo Refugee Camps, Ethiopia

The project aims to fill the gap in providing laboratory equipment, hospital furniture and supplies that support the decentralization of health services and reduces preventable morbidity and mortality in refugee camps in Dolo Ado. These essential laboratory and medical items aim to directly benifit more than 45,000 refugees residing in Boqolmayo and Melkadida camps. 

East Africa, EthiopiaEast Africa, EthiopiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Provision of Emergency Healthcare Services and Follow-up Care to Egyptians and Migrants Affected by Violent Unrest in Egypt

The project’s overall objective is to contribute to Government and civil society’s efforts to provide emergency healthcare services to those affected by the current street violence in Cairo and other Egyptian cities including migrant communities, in order to reduce preventable morbidity, mortality and disability. The specific objective is to strengthen the capacity of health providers to provide targeted emergency health care and follow up care and reinforce existing referral mechanisms.

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Health Assist to Vulnerable Flood Affected & Displaced Persons including Migrant Workers - Thailand (HAVF)

The overall goal is to ensure that the Royal Thai government is supported in providing emergency health assistance to all flood affected vulnerable populations. The specific objective is to enhance the provision of emergency health assistance for vulnerable flood affected migrant workers by providing hygiene and sanitary equipment, water purification systems and human waste disposal solutions.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Support to Emergency Primary Health Care in Boqolmanyo and Melkadida Refugee Camps in Ethiopia

The project aims to provide enhanced access to emergency primary health care and health promotion services in order to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality among Somali refugees in Melkedida and Boqolomayo refugee camps.

East Africa, EthiopiaEast Africa, EthiopiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Life Saving Community Level Response to Cholera in the Upper Artibonite

The overall aim is to reduce morbidity and mortality related to the cholera epidemic in the upper Artibonite region and establish/restore the delivery of, and equitable access to, sustainable preventive and emergency curative services through community based approaches.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Increasing Active TB Case Detection for Returned Irregular Migrants at Poi Pet Border, Cambodia

The goal of the project is to substantially increase TB case detection among returned irregular Cambodian migrants from Thailand and Malaysia through systematic TB screening, by strengthening existing Government TB services in Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia. The project objectives are: (1) to conduct a systematic TB screening for 75,000 irregular Cambodian migrants deported from Thailand and Malaysia for early and increased TB case detection among this highly marginalized and vulnerable population, (2) to establish a mechanism to ensure all TB cases are provided with proper TB treatment and care under the local Government TB services within or outside the Banteay Meanchey Province, (3) to conduct a TB Knowledge, Attitude and Practice survey and focus group discussions to obtain better understanding on TB among cross-border migrant population to inform a future policy that provides effective care for them, and (4) to document and publish overall project outcomes, based on the robust project monitoring and evaluation system, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the innovative-targeted active case finding approach carried out by the project.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Delivery of Life Saving Care for Acute Malnutrition in Drought Affected Populations in Matabeleland North and South Provinces – Zimbabwe

The objectives of the project are to ensure access to comprehensive CMAM services for more than 689,719 people, including 89,663 young children, between October 2011 and June 2012; and deliver appropriate timely care to approximately 4,304 acutely malnourished children.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Increase TB Case Detection in Vulnerable Populations in North and Northeastern Thailand through Community Mobilization and GeneXpert Technology

To increase TB case detection among poor and hard-to-reach populations in Northern and North-Eastern Thailand using GeneXpert technology and community mobilization, and to determine the efficacy of the project interventions for TB control in low resource settings.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Containment of Artemisinin Resistance & Moving Towards Elimination of Plasmodium Falciparum, Thailand

This proposal aims to address all of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) comments on the R9 application. It also incorporates lessons learned from the continued implementation of BMGF supported containment activities in Cambodia and Thailand and takes into account recent information of potential artemisinin resistant parasites hot spots in eastern provinces in Myanmar. It has been developed in coordination with stakeholders working on the R9 project in Myanmar which is expanding malaria control operations with limited support to containment activities and no activities in civil war Eastern states bordering Thailand.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Child Care, Training and Psychosocial Assistance at Selected Immigration Detention Centres, Thailand I

This continued project aims to provide child care services for children under 18 years old, who are detained at the Bangkok IDC; improve the nutrition and basic hygiene of children and women detainees at Bangkok and Kanchanaburi IDCs; improve the knowledge of female detainees, especially mothers, on health and child care, human trafficking, legal employment and basic rights of migrant workers in Thailand; support the work of the Bangkok IDC's Victim Screening Unit, responsible for victim identification, and; provide psychosocial assistance and medical care to the detainees.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Early and Improved TB Case Detection through Genexpert among Hard-to-Reach Populations, including Migrants, in Nepal (EGX)

Overall objective of the project is to increase TB case finding in the EDR and two locations of the Central Development Region (CDR) and create a model for replication in other regions of Nepal. IOM proposes to improve case detection in the Eastern Development Region (EDR) and two locations of the CDR of Nepal by implementation of two strategies: 1) improving case detection through laboratory testing with the point-of-care GeneXpert instrument. 2) improving referral for TB testing through a targeted information campaign in the hill and mountain districts, nine instruments with the total capacity of 22,500 tests per 9 months will be installed in the existing microscopy centres in nine strategically located districts. GeneXpert testing will be performed for 1) smear-negative patients with strong suspicion of TB, 2) patients with HIV, 3) re-treatment patients. The facilities will be upgraded to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Community Based Quality TB Control Interventions (Screening, Diagnosing and Treatment) - Myanmar

To reduce TB related morbidity and mortality by facilitating access to and providing free diagnosis and monitoring treatment to communities which include general population as well as vulnerable migrants and migration-affected communities in Bogale Township.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Building TEBA Development’s Capacity to Implement and Monitor Community Based Responses to HIV-AIDS in Mine-Sending Areas in Mozambique

This project aims to build TEBA Development’s capacity to support migrant communities to reduce vulnerability to HIV infection. The IOM/TEBA project is an integral part of TEBA Development’s USAID-PEPFAR-funded Community Based Responses to HIV and AIDS in Mine-Sending Communities (hereafter referred to as “CBR-MSC”). The TEBA CBR-MSC project directly builds on the IOM/TEBA Xai Xai health promotion and service delivery project that has been in operation since 2007. The TEBA CBR-MSC project will facilitate community-based HIV and AIDS prevention and care services to beneficiary groups such as current and ex-mineworkers, their families and those they interact with, in selected mineworker-sending areas of Maputo, Inhambane and Gaza provinces. IOM is the key Technical Partner on this project. The two main pillars of the project are institutional capacity building and service delivery.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Research Study on Health of Migrants in Georgia

This project is aimed at generating evidence on health status, healthcare access and health seeking behaviours of vulnerable migrant populations in Georgia with the overall goal of monitoring and protecting health of migrant populations in the country. The project is based on two pillars of strategic action which include: 1) a comprehensive survey on the health care access, health seeking behaviours as well as risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among returned / returning migrants, foreign migrants, victims of trafficking and internal forced migrants in Georgia; 2) dissemination of generated findings and recommendations among respective government structures and stakeholders for follow up action on migrant friendly health care delivery and NCDs control measures. The generated evidence will be used to recommend multisectoral approaches towards migrant health protection.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Capacity Building of Medical Personnel and Improvement of Infrastructure to Reduce Drug Demand in Georgia, Phase II

The main objectives of the project are to continue engagement with key players in the field of addiction treatment/prevention and rehabilitation and to begin contact with probationers and former prisoners who have had drug problems. The project also aims at a) improving the medical infrastructure to make testing and treatment more accessible for methadone therapy participants and the general population; b) building capacity of Georgian addiction psychologists, social workers, policemen; c)awareness raising of the staff of Georgian consulates in neighboring countries; d) rehabilitation/equipment of a small work therapy center for former drug addicts; e establishment of the pilot drop-in center for former drug addicts where they can receive qualified help and psycho-social assistance for their rehabilitation in the society; f) informing wide audience about the consequences of drug use. Overall, the project aims to contribute to the efforts of the society to relieve the drug problem in Georgia.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Health Assistance to Families in Conflict Affected Areas in Mindanao, Philippines (HAFC)

The objective of the project is to support Government in providing essential health services at the community level through health facility repair and training interventions. The project activities are: 1) assess damage and equipment requirements of the Barangay Health Stations (BHS); 2) equip BHS with needed equipments and supplies based on the Health Cluster kit; 3) repair and refurbish BHS which will also serve as nutrition posts for feeding programs; 4) coordinate with local government officials, Department of Health and humanitarian agencies from the Health Cluster to ensure activity complimentarily and avoid duplication.

Asia and the Pacific, PhilippinesAsia and the Pacific, PhilippinesMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Community-Based Artemisinin Resistance Containment Project for Mobility Impacted Community in Mon State, Myanmar (MARC)

The Action will address five out of seven Malaria Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) Objectives. Although objective 2 of MARC is not applicable to IOM, the Action will facilitate it indirectly; by ensuring availability of ACT + Primaquine treatment in all its targeted villages thereby decrease the availability of Artemisinin mono-therapies and sub-standard and fake Malaria drugs. The objectives of the project are the following: 1) to improve access to and use of early diagnosis and quality treatment according to the National treatment guidelines; 2) to limit the transmission of Malaria by vector control and personal protection; 3) to increase migrant and mobile populations’ access to and use of Malaria diagnosis, treatment and vector control measures including personal protection; 4) to support containment of Artemisinin resistant parasites through advocacy and Behavior Change Communication (BCC); and 5) to provide effective management and coordination to enable rapid and high quality implementation of the containment strategy.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Improving Chinese Labour Migrants' Access to Health Services in Tajikistan

The project assists the Government of Tajikistan to commission research on the health status, needs, and access to health care among the rapidly growing Chinese migrant community in Tajikistan. 

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Technical Cooperation Strategy for the Establishment of a Migration Health Unit for the Government of Sri Lanka

The overall goal is to strengthen the capacity of relevant departments of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to effectively manage various migration health challenges and thereby promote the health and wellbeing of Sri Lanka's migrant populations. The main objectives of the project are: 1. to establish the Migration Health Unit for the Government of Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Ministry of Health who will be responsible for developing the coordinating mechanism, policy and programmes within an inter-ministerial framework to address the migration health challenges for the country; and 2. to strengthen the technical capacity of the relevant Government agencies via technical training, joint evidence-based research projects, policy development processors and participation in national/regional and global meetings.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
DARI Recreational & Counseling Centre for Families in Baalbeck, Lebanon (DARI 2011-2012)

The project aims to guarantee the sustainability of DARI, Recreational and Counseling Centre for Families in Baalbeck, over a period of one year, therefore preparing the ground for the ultimate long-term self-sustainability of the activities of the Centre. The sustainability will be achieved through training and capacity building to the center staff and management in fundraising/ project cycle management, budgeting and administration.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Provision of Emergency Assistance to Strengthen Preparedness and Response to Diarrhoeal Diseases Outbreaks in Drought Affected Areas of Turkana

The objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with diarrhoeal diseases outbreaks, including cholera, and to strengthen preparedness in high risk areas of Turkana County for outbreak identification and response. 

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Sustaining Capacity Building for Psychosocial Professionals in the Displacement Situation of Syrian Families into Lebanon

The project aims to sustain Capacity Building for Psychosocial Professionals in the Displacement Situation of Syrian Families into Lebanon by supporting the Social Development Centers affiliated to the Ministry of Social Affairs in the North. and by the Dissemination of the psychosocial expert team Handbook.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Improving Emergency Reproductive Health Services in Zimbabwe by Strengthening the Service Delivery and Referral System for Essential Maternal and Newborn Health Care, Focusing on the Following Elements - Implementation of Minimum Initial Service Package

The objective of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality of mothers and their newborns through strengthening service provision and referral system for reproductive health.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Strengthening Active Case Detection and Management of Tuberculosis among Returned Irregular Migrants in Selected Border Provinces of Cambodia

The project aims to strengthen case detection and contribute to the evidence base on the prevalence of TB and compliance to DOTS treatment among returning irregular migrants in two border provinces of Cambodia.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Next in Progress - Asylum Seekers - Italy

The project is intended to improve the social inclusion of 20 mental health affected asylum seekers/international protection holders from the local Asylum Seeker Reception Centre Gradisca d'Isonzo and the Refugee Reception Centre (SPRAR) of the Province of Gorizia. 

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Promoting Life-Saving Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) on Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Displacement Affected Populations in Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe

The project objective is to improve accessibility and quality of reproductive health services through five rural health centres serving migrant and displacement affected communities, primarily women, men, boys and girls between 15-49 years in Chiredzi District by January 2012.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Reducing Vulnerability of IDP Population in Relation to Public Health Risk in Priority IDP Camps in Port au Prince, Haiti

The overall objective of the project is to provide continuing humanitarian assistance to IDP population in Haiti in particular in the wash and health sectors. The specific objective is to reduce the vulnerability of IDPs towards public health risks caused by poor sanitation conditions in the most vulnerable camps in PauP, with particular focus on cholera.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Nutritional Support to Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients - Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation, Myanmar

The overall objective is to improve quality of life and general health status among TB patients and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in IOM's project areas in Mon state. This project will be carried out in the 6 township in Mon state where IOM's integrated health programme is already being implemented and will specifically support and supplement the current activities involving care, support and treatement of TB patients and PLHIV.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
The Creation of Abridged Versions of IOM's Film, 'For Life with Love' Behavioural Change Communication Multi-media Package, Lao PDR

IOM undertakes to create two abridged versions of IOM's film, "For Life With Love" Behavioural Change Communication Multi-media Package (the "Film"): one dubbed in Khmer with English subtitles and the other dubbed in Vietnamese with English subtitles (the "Abridged Versions").

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Technical Assistance in Migration and Health - Enhancing National Public Health Standards in Migration Management in Turkey

The Project aims to establish a system that minimises migration health related risks towards the general public, officials and migrants themselves and enables the cooperation and coordination of activities between officials from different governmental services to address the public health concerns, health needs and rights of migrants and staff's occupational health in line with best international practices through supporting capacity of migration and health officials by developing and carrying out specific training activities.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkeySouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkeyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Technical Cooperation on Migration Health in Jordan

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Government of the HKJ to promote and address the health of migrants. Firstly, it will implement a comprehensive situational assessment and analysis on health needs and vulnerabilities of migrant populations in Jordan, in coordination with the government and other relevant stakeholders. Secondly, a knowledge exchange visit will be organized for selected stakeholders from countries that send migrant workers to Jordan for an inter-ministerial working group meeting (including representatives of the Ministries of Health, Social Welfare, and Labor). Thirdly, this project will support the newly established Department of Migration Health (DMH) located within the Directorate of chest diseases and Migrant Health within the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Jordan.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Preventative Public Health Information and Education - Haiti

This project has been designed to contribute to health cluster priorities and provide health promotion and access to health education and information to priority IDP camps, as well as return/resettlement communities within earthquake affected areas of Port au Prince. Key outcomes will include the training of a cadre of community health focal points which will act as sources of information, education, assessment and referral within communities and will follow a strengths-based approach to foster community engagement and ownership. In addition, especially vulnerable patients will be individually assisted by mobile referral teams and the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) will be built through support to their Department of Health Promotion.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Emergency Psychosocial Assistance - Return and Reintegration - Haiti

This project aims at providing psychosocial support and psychosocially aware humanitarian assistance for earthquake affected victims in support of the reintegration and return process. More than 150,000 earthquake-affected victims returning home or resettled in the IOM or CCCM identified shelters will be assisted through direct psychosocial support including facilitating referrals to other required services while facilitating the country's capacity to respond through capacity building of professionals and general humanitarian workers. Activities provided by the psychosocial teams will include community mobilization, recreational, informal educational and counselling services in accordance with the IASC guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and consistent with the needs identified through relevant IOM psychosocial assessments in Haiti.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Preparedness and Control of Communicable Diseases with Epidemic and Life Threatening Potential in IDP Settings, Indonesia

The project aims to respond to verified urgent needs and gaps by strengthening the local health system and communities to better serve the demands of IDP and local populations through increased participation of communities, collaboration with local health structures. 

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Study on Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse in the Mekong Sub-Region (STEAM), Thailand

This research is a post-trafficking site survey with the following objectives: to document the health risks encountered by trafficked persons throughout the trafficking process; to identify reported physical and psychological health symptoms; to explore social responses (e.g. guilt, shame, empowerment, stigma); to document individual perceptions of care needs; to explore gender dimensions and/or type of exploitation specificities of risk, symptoms and care needs; and to be complemented by a national framework analysis to document the legal and policy frameworks in each study country and consider the future implications, which will be carried out separately by an outside organization.

Asia and the Pacific, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Delivery of Life Saving Care for Acute Malnutrition, Zimbabwe

The objectives of the project are ensure access to comprehensive Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) services for more than 3,045,402 people, including 395,092 young children, between March and November 2011.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Implementing HIV-AIDS Prevention and Support to Returnees and Receiving Communities in Migration Corridors and Areas of Return in Uige Province, Angola

To strengthen the capacity of national local provincial governments to conduct an HIV/AIDS prevention initiative in Uige province, mainly along major corridors between Republic of Congo, Zaire and Angola in selected municipalities.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Promoting Better Health and Well Being amongst Migrants Transiting through Egypt and Yemen

To address the challenges identified and advance the recommendations collaboratively developed during the June 2010 conference, "Egypt and Transit Migration", IOM is proposing this comprehensive project to promote better health and well being amongst migrants transiting through Egypt and Yemen. More specifically, through a range of complementary activities implemented, IOM will aim: (i) to strengthen Governmental and non-governmental capacities to deliver quality, "migrant-friendly" health care services and provide direct assistance (ii) assist national authorities to respond to health needs in migrant dense areas, including at border crossing points (BXPs) and in detention/reception facilities; and (iii) to support Government and civil society efforts to assist the most vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking (VoTs) and unaccompanied minors (UAMs).

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
HIV Vulnerability Among At Risk Populations in Ghana and along Selected Transport Corridors

The key activities outlined within this proposal will contribute to clear understanding of the various HIV and AIDS determinants (e.g. knowledge and behaviour, access to services, etc.) of female sex workers, their clients and other at-risk populations in and around selected port areas and along corridor routes in Ghana. 

Central and West Africa, GhanaCentral and West Africa, GhanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Emergency Primary Health Care Assistance to 2010 Monsoon Flood Affected Population in Host Communities and Strengthening of Healthcare Referral System in Southern Punjab and Southern Sindh, Islamabad

The project will contribute to the health response of the district healthcare system by providing specialised human resources for health, provision of essential and life-saving medicines for communicable disease control and certain non-communicable/chronic medical conditions and supporting existing or establisment of health referral system to facilitate timely access to secondary or tertiary health care. 

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Support to Regional Institutions in the Implementation and Follow-up of Public Policies of Social Protection for Vulnerable Populations, Victims of Armed Conflict and Flood Affected Population (SLAI) - Colombia

The proposal aims to strengthen the response capacity and management of the local authority through the execution and monitoring of public social protection policies aimed at vulnerable people, victims of armed conflict and victims of the cold wave. 

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Emergency Medical Referral Care for the Northern Province of Sri Lanka

The project will provide 24-hour life-saving emergency medical referral ambulance services for the Northern Province. The targeted conflict-affected population includes IDPs in Menik Farm and returnees. The emergency medical services and referral mechanisms in the Northern Province are still struggling to recover, following the conflict. The majority of health facilities lack specialised emergency care for acute medical, surgical, paediatrics and obstetric care. IOM in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) will provide this 24hr service to cover such service gaps in the health system.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Provision of Lifesaving Primary, Maternal and Child Health Care and Disease Prevention-Control Measures among Movement-affected Populations in South-East Myanmar

The overall objective of the proposed project is to address life-threatening conditions related to communicable diseases, ensure timely and equitable access to emergency primary health care, and provide priority reproductive health emergency interventions among marginalised displacement- and movement-affected populations in 4 townships of Mon state, South-East Myanmar.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Nutritional Support to Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients in IOM's Integrated Migration Health Project, Mon State, Myanmar

The project is is seeking to continue to supplement its existing health interventions by distributing dry food rations (rice, oil, beans and salt) to vulnerable HIV and TB patients in six townships of Mon State (Mawlamyine, Kyaikmayaw, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat, Belin and Ye).

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Emergency Health Assistance Warrab, Southern Sudan

The objective of the project is to resume lifesaving primary health care services in Tonj East to avoid preventable morbidity and mortality among the target populations especially the most vulnerable (women, chidlren, elderly and those with special needs).

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Emergency Health Assistance in WES, Southern Sudan

The objective of the project is to continue provision of basic primary health care through mobile clinic services for LRA affected IDPs and host communities particularly the most vulnerable, women, chidlren, elderly and those with specail needs in WES and strengthen existing health care system to respond to continuous displacement in the state in order to avoid preventable morbidity and mortality.

East Africa, South SudanEast Africa, South SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2011
Strengthening the Capacity of the Government of Pakistan and Key Stakeholders in Addressing HIV Vulnerabilities of Pakistani Migrant Workers

The goal is to contribute to the Government of Pakistan's effort in reducing the vulnerability of Pakistani migrant workers by strengthening the capacity of the Pakistani Government's Bureau of Emigration nd Gulf Approved Medical Centres Association approved Medical Centres to provide appropriate HIV information, pre- and post- HIV test counselling and testing, and promote safe migration.

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Enhancing Health Status of Uprooted People and Host Communities in Mon State of Myanmar

The overall objective is to achieve a sustainable improvement in the health status and living conditions of uprooted people living in remote/isolated 'cluster' communities and host communities in 4 townships of Mon State.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Among Mine Workers in Mozambique

This project is intended to cover the formative research period (Feb-March 2011) of a larger Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS) study which will be undertaken by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and IOM in Mozambique, beginning April 2011. During the formative research period IOM will be responsible for assisting the UCSF team to conduct activities to feed into the planning of the larger research, with a particular focus on providing substantive input to the protocol design and methodology, and facilitating liaison with key stakeholders in the field, including TEBA and partners in Xai Xai, and Maxixe.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
HIV-AIDS National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Mobile Populations

IOM will implement activities aimed at decreasing the vulnerability of mobile populations in BiH to HIV/AIDS. The project will involve the active participation of local and international actors in the field of HIV/AIDS assessment, prevention and response. These include institutions, which are essential to developing policy, civil society, which reaches out to the general public and assists people living with HIV/AIDS, and mass media, which communicate information on HIV/AIDS to the general public. This project will build the capacity of local actors including NGOs and the media to address HIV/AIDS among mobile populations. A Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing (VCCT) campaign will be implemented in border crossing areas for mobile populations. The project will also support developing networks between BiH institutions at State and Entity levels and NGOs in the Entities and Brcko district, and between institutions and NGOs in BiH and other countries in Southeast Europe.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Emergency Medical Referral Care and Public Health Outreach Activities for Flood Affected Districts in Sri Lanka

To support the Ministry of Health in providing life-saving emergency referral care services for populations displaced by floods, and providing mobility for health staff to serve in the worst flood affected districts (with disrupted health systems) to access marginalized and remote communities.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
MRF Bangkok Medical Service Fees

Medical service fees used to help the mission administratively. 

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2011
Community Mobilization for HIV-AIDS Prevention among Labour Migrants and their Families (CMPAL VII)

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of HIV prevalence among labour migrants and their families through enhancing capacity building and raising awareness on STIs and HIV prevention and minimizing the impact of the HIV epidemic in Tajikistan.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey on HIV and Mobility in Mon State, Myanmar

IOM Myanmar will conduct the KAP survey in six migrant-populated townships of Mon State, namely; Mawlamyine, Kyaikmayaw, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat, Yae and Belin. The overall objectives of the survey are: (1) to enhance understanding of the HIV Technical Strategic Group and the Mobility Working Group on the link between migration trends in Myanmar and its associated risk and vulnerability to HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs); (2) to identify the level and types of HIV risks and vulnerabilities of individuals and communities along the migration cycle; (3) to provide recommendations for future STIs-HIV-AIDS programming for MMP and mobility affected communities in Mon State; and (4) to utilize the research results as the baseline for future program monitoring and evaluation.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Intensified Malaria Control in Myanmar

The project will be implemented using a combination of approaches and techniques including community based outreach and education, peer educator facilitation, mobile clinic provision, central service provision and capacity building of local public and private health staff and facilities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in Myanmar

This project will use the successful model currently being implemented to rotate through an average of 85 villages at any given time, reaching a total of 145 villages for direct activities, with many more being reached by mobile teams. The project will be implemented using a combination of approaches and techniques including community based outreach and education, peer educator facilitation, mobile clinic provision, focus on workplaces, central service provision and capacity building of local public and private health staff and facilities to ensure sustainability of activities and thereby prevent HIV infections and AIDS by building the resilience of selected source communities and improving access to free Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT), Opportunistic Infections (OI) management, antiretroviral therapy (ART) and care and support for infected patients and their families.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Reducing Vulnerability of Female Labour Migrants (LM) to STI, HIV and AIDS through their Awareness Raising Advocacy with Different Stakeholders, Bangladesh

The project objectives include education/training to increase knowledge on STI, HIV and AIDS among the departing potential female labour migrants, capacity development of selected TTC to provide STI, HIV and AIDS training to the potential female labour migrants. 

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2011
Scaling Up of TB Control in Myanmar

The project will be implemented using a combination of approaches and techniques including community based outreach and education, peer educator facilitation, mobile clinic provision, central service provision and capacity building of local public and private health staff and facilities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Cholera Prevention and Response in Vulnerable Communities - Haiti (Logistics and Health)

The overall objectives of the project are to support and enhance the Government of Haiti National Cholera Response Plan, in particular the Ministry of Health and DINEPA, to support cholera prevention efforts in vulnerable communities, including IDP camps, and contribute to early warning to rapidly respond to future cases and prevent a widespread outbreak. The project purpose is to reduce morbidity and mortality related to cholera in vulnerable communities, including IDP camps.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Strengthening TB Control Services for Migrant Populations in Zimbabwe

This project aims to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MoHCW) in carrying out activities addressing priorities outlined in the Global Fund Round 8 National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) Capacity Development Plan. IOM will be responsible for assisting in the curriculum development and facilitation for two trainings. The first focused on building the capacity of Port Health Officials in Tuberculosis (TB) case detection, conducting medical assessments and referral pathways according the to National TB Strategy. The second training will target district (Beitbridge, Mangwe and Bulilima districts) level health personal in the surrounding communities of Beitbridge and Plumtree border posts with a focus on defaulter tracing and case management for drug resistant cases in the context of Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Emergency Health Response for Victims of Cyclone Giri - Myanmar

IOM will implement this project in the townships of Pauktaw and Kyaukpyu to support the immediate and most pressing health needs of the 134,260 people displaced by Cyclone Giri. IOM-Myanmar will rapidly establish and equip temporary emergency primary health care clinics at priority locations (where Rural Health Centres have been destroyed/damaged) in Paukaw and Kyaukpyu townships to provide life-saving, emergency primary health care services for the cyclone-affected population during the period that existing health infrastructure remains damaged, overburdened and inaccessible. This project will reduce disease burden and vulnerability to communicable disease (i.e. malaria) and highly infectious diseases (i.e. Diarrhoea and cholera) by facilitating access to diagnosis and treatment to victims of the cyclone, rehabilitate destroyed rural health structures and enhance the capacity of the Basic Health Staffs.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Emergency Health Response for Cyclone Victims in Rakhine State, Myanmar

The purpose of this project is to diminish the affected population's vulnerability to infectious illnesses and communicable diseases through medical care and health education. The target population is all affected people from Pauktaw and Kyaukpyu Townships. Through the support provided by IOM in this project, temporary health facilities will provide uninterrupted basic health care services, mobile emergency health care services will reach the most vulnerable segments of the population, post-Cyclone Giri, and affected people will receive education in key topics including hygiene, nutrition and Maternal and Child Health (MCH).

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Establishment of Mobile Emergency Primary Health Care Clinics & Enhancement of Primary of Health Care Service Delivery in Eastern Paukaw Township - Rakhine State, Myanmar

The objective of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality for the populations most affected by Cyclone Giri by addressing the major health risk factors that have arisen in the immediate aftermath through the provision of health care services. In accordance with the priorities set by the health clusters members and as part of the coordination plan, and in close cooperation with Myanmar's Department of Health (DOH), cyclone affected communities, and other international and national counterparts, activities are aimed at enhancing the delivery of primary health care services in south-eastern Pauktaw Township.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
ARTEMIS - The Community Health Operators Networks - Italy

ARTEMIS project aims at strengthening the role of migrants associations as effective actors to increase migrant's access to health services. It will foreseen training courses, local interventions and dialogue between health national network and migrants associations. The main output will be the creation and activation of a network "communities health operators" and it will be held in Rome, in Prato and in Florence.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Emergency Health and Shelter Response for Victims of Cyclone Giri in Myanmar

The project will provide immediate relief and response to the affected populations in Pauktaw Township, one of the most affected areas, through provision of emergency shelter assistance, and health response with mobile clinics, working closely with the authorities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Facilitating to Lao PDR National TB Control Centre Efforts for TB Control in Hard to Reach Populations in Savannakhet and Champasack Provinces

The project's general objective is to detect and start treatment of additional sputum smear positive (ss+) 822 TB cases in Savannakhet and Champasak provinces via directed information campaign, increased diagnostic capacity, implementing active case finding in remote locations and community.

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Global Health and Human Trafficking - UNFPA Support to CTP Phase II

This project complements the ongoing Caring for Trafficked Persons Phase II project, which aims to increase the capacity of health providers to deliver appropriate care to trafficked persons through the development of the handbook in additional languages and related training tools. This project will support and complement the Phase II activities taking place in 2010, through translation of the handbook into French, and the development of the training package. Validation of the translated text and the training package will take place in 2011 as part of the CTP Phase II project.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Strengthening Miner's Access to Health in Highly Mobile Communities - Mozambique

The main objectives of this project is to provide technical support to the TWG to achieve its goals, namely in the strengthening of the national response for migrant miners living with HIV and TB.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Immediate Primary Health Care Assistance in Menik Farm and Monsoon Mitigation Activities, Sri Lanka

IOM will continue to work in partnership with the Provincial Ministry of Health and relevant Regional Directors of Health in focusing on the health assistance at both emergency life-saving care and primary health care level services.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Provision of Comprehensive Gender Based Violence (GBV) Response Services for Survivors of GBV with a Focus on HIV Prevention in the District of Makoni, Zimbabwe

The overall emphasis of the project will be to increase access to lifesaving multi-sectoral response needs of adult and child survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV): health care with a focus on HIV prevention and psychosocial support. Provision of these services will be accommodated either on-site at the centers, or through referrals by the center. To ensure a survivor-centered approach, anonymity, and to minimize any potential for compromised confidentiality, the centers will offer additional life-saving services, such as life skills training, livelihoods skills training, risk mitigation techniques, and community-based referral outreach to destigmatize the center and eliminate the potential for them to be identified as "rape center". The funding from Irish Aid will thus meet funding gaps in this CERF and UNFPA supported project.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
To Replenish Life-Saving Medical Supplies in Clinics and Health Facilities in Al Jawf Governorate, Yemen

This project will provide, distribute and replenish quick turnover emergency supplies. IOM intends to provide assistance in three northern governorates: Barat Al-Anan, Barat Al-Marashi and Barat Rajouza. Logistical assistance will be provided by local NGO, Friends of Al- Jawf for Development. Friends of Al- Jawf for Development (FAJD) is a Yemeni non-governmental organization with headquarters in Al-Hazm, Al- Jawf governorate and an office in Sana'a. The organization was founded in early 2010 in the aftermath of the sixth round of the Sa'ada Conflict. Independent, private and not-for-profit, Friends of Al- Jawf for Development seeks to partner with national and international actors in providing relief to victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, and to pursue positive, sustainable development in the governorate of Al- Jawf.

Middle East and North Africa, YemenMiddle East and North Africa, YemenMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Child Care, Training and Psychosocial Assistance at Selected Immigration Detention Centres, Thailand II

The project aims to 1) provide child care services for children between three and15 years old, who are detained at the Bangkok IDC, 2) improve the nutrition and basic hygiene of children and women detainees at Bangkok and Kanchanaburi IDCs, 3) improve the knowledge of female detainees, especially mothers, on health and child care, human trafficking, legal employment and basic rights of migrant workers in Thailand, 4) support the work of the Bangkok IDC's Victim Screening Unit, responsible for victim identification, and, 5) provide psychosocial assistance and medical care, to the detainees in Bangkok and Kanchanaburi IDCs, especially to North Koreans and Rohingya detainees.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
International Migration, Health and Human Rights

OHCHR signed an Agreement with IOM to design, layout, edit translate and publish in 3 languages the publication Entitled "International Migration Heath and Human Rights" as a joint publication by OHCHR, WHO and IOM.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Catalog for Health Systems and Active NGO in the Area of Prevention of HIV and AIDS, Morocco

Creation and promotion of a directory of health structures and NGOs active in the field of HIV / AIDS prevention and care in Morocco, 10 sub-Saharan countries and 3 European countries. General objective: this action, aimed at irregular migrants, contributes to guaranteeing their fundamental right of access to care, but also to break the transmission chain of STI / AIDS in order to preserve public health.

Middle East and North Africa, MoroccoMiddle East and North Africa, MoroccoHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Desk Review on Migration and HIV-AIDS for Migrants and Mobile Population in Guyana

This project aims to reduce the number of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other STI's (infections) among populations in selected mining areas in regions 1, 7, 8 and 9 by raising the awareness on health prevention. Through implementation, the project will seek to manage and promote health, well-being and integration of migrants in addition to improving the livelihoods of communities in remote areas. This will include the distribution of items such as bed nets, condoms, and the other information materials to identified communities and increase access to health care services. In the first phase of this project, IOM will carry out a rapid participatory community assessment to identify the needs of the communities with regards to HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other STI's prevention. IOM will reproduce info-leaflets in Portuguese that will sensitize migrants on health issues and the availability of services. Further, the project plans to provide technical assistance to the migrants, analyze their current socio-economic wellbeing and facilitate a process to enable their legal registration and legalization in Guyana. Migrants will receive information on their rights, immigration regulations and procedures.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, GuyanaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, GuyanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Rapid Establishment of Emergency Primary Health Care to Flood Affected Population in Host Communities and Strengthening of Healthcare Referral System in District Rajanpur

The objectives of the project are the following: to reduce loss of life, suffering, epidemics and outbreaks amongst flood affectees through provision of live saving primary healthcare assistance in support of the Punjab health care system thereby reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity by addressing the most urgent, primary health care needs; prioritizing the health needs of the critically ill, children, women and the elderly, among others thereby ensuring that the health needs of the vulnerable are met and proper referrals and medical transfers to higher health care facilities are done accordingly; and early detection of diseases and treatment of physical injures, medical condition and prevention of communicable diseases following the rapid establishment, equipping and staffing of emergency mobile health clinics in up to 3 key sites in the selected areas in district Rajan pur and Muzaffargarh.

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Emergency Health Referrals, Transfer and Assisted Hospital Discharge for Flood Affected Population in Southern Punjab, Pakistan

IOM in collaboration with the District Health Authorities of Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur will develop a patient flow system whereby emergency referrals of unstable patients will be facilitated to tertiary healthcare facilities in Multan and Bahawalpur and downstream referral and assisted discharge of stable patients back into the community will also be facilitated by IOM. 

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Enhancing Cross-border HIV-AIDS and TB Prevention, Care and Treatment in Mine-sending Communities, Mozambique

This project aims to assist the Technical Working Group to develop an action plan on how to address the health concerns (including but not limited to HIV and TB) cross-border migrant Mozambican mine workers face.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
HIV Combination Prevention Pilot for Vulnerable Migrant Women in Eastleigh Estate of Nairobi, Kenya

This project proposes to develop a comprehensive or combination HIV prevention programme to reach migrant FSW in Eastleigh. IOM will implement in partnership with the National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), a registered NGO that has the capacity to contribute to scaling up HIV prevention (including VCT) and behaviour change communication. NOPE is already planning some HIV services and referral at a facility owned by Umma CBO, a registered local organization based on 4th street 2nd Avenue in Eastleigh. This CBO supports migrant women, creates awareness on HIV and STIs, distributes condoms and refers patients to health facilities. The FSWs have developed a lot of trust with this organization that they freely visit.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Project NEXT - Italy

The project intends to provide an effective response to some identified needs, such as: the lack of a reference legal framework outlining a common definition of asylum-seekers pertaining to vulnerable categories, the lack of operational instruments to identify asylum-seekers' needs.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Health Specific Behavior Change Communication and Awareness Campaigns for Potential Outbreaks - Pakistan

Efficient communication of critical Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) messages to populations affected by conflict or natural disasters becomes a challenge in the absence of a broad based and coherent system for information dissemination.

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Educational Campaign to Improve Health and Medical Care for Asylum-Seekers, Phase II, Poland

It aims to further improve the quality and efficiency of medical services provided to asylum seekers in Poland through raising awareness of asylum seekers on prevention and treatment of communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive health, medical care during pregnancy and child care. In addition, the project will also seek to enhance adolescent health promotion among asylum seekers in Poland.

European Economic Area, PolandEuropean Economic Area, PolandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Piloting Approaches for Addressing TB and TB-HIV Co-infection in IDP Settlements in Port au Prince, Haiti

To pilot approaches to raise awareness, detect cases, facilitate and increase capacity for diagnosis, improve and ensure treatment and provide support to patients in collaboration with existing TB facilities to proveide a model of implementation for othe national and international partners.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Refurbishment of Day-Care Facility at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre

The overall objective is to improve the condition of the new Day-care venue, provided by the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), through interior decoration and installation of furniture and materials used for educational purposes and activities designed to promote the childhood development of migrant children during their detention period at the IDC. 

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa (PHAMESA) 2010-2013

The overall objective of the "Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa" (PHAMESA), is to contribute to the improved standard of physical, mental and social well being of migrants by responding to their health needs throughout all phases of the migration process.

East Africa, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Southern Africa, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Addressing HIV Vulnerability and Migration within Mozambique

The strategic objective of this project is to strengthen the understanding of the dynamics between population mobility and vulnerability to HIV and increase access to comprehensive HIV services among selected migrant populations in Mozambique. The projects funded by the UN Joint Fund will build on the existing work that IOM has been doing in the region and in Mozambique. In order to develop and implement effective, tailored, migration focused interventions, the UN Joint Programme project will: (1) facilitate, provide and promote equitable access to comprehensive HIV services (HIV prevention, care and support) for workers, their families and community members affected by migration in either the main cashew factories in Nampula and Zambezia Province or in the port facilities of Maputo, Nacala and Beira, (2) facilitate a conducive environment for policy development and improved health seeking behaviour through increased awareness of and support for the importance of addressing HIV and mobility, and (3) srengthen and improve understanding of HIV and mobility in Mozambique.

Southern Africa, MozambiqueSouthern Africa, MozambiqueHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Strengthening Migrant Health Structures and Services in Selected Border Provinces in Cambodia

The proposal aims to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health through establishing a Migration Health Secretariat and technical working group tasked with steering a joint situational assessment. The situational assessment will assist in creating baseline data in order to identify and inform further appropriate solutions and intervention strategies to improve the health of migrants and their families.

Asia and the Pacific, CambodiaAsia and the Pacific, CambodiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Project for Capacity Building of IOM Regional Office for West and Central Africa on Gender, in Relation to Migration and Health

This project will contribute to capacity building in gender mainstreaming in the planning and programming of the Migration & Health Unit of the IOM Regional Office for West and Central Africa, Entities of the Unit in Country Offices.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Joint Initiative on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Roll-in to 3MDG Fund Framework- Bogale Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region Myanmar

Following the cyclone, IOM has undertaken a range of successful and effective health programmes including but not limited to direct service provision, in kind resource support, coordination, capacity building and health system recovery activities. As a key member of the PONREPP Advisory Group, IOM has helped to develop the PONREPP plan and associated strategies that will be implemented in accordance with the Coordinated Township Health Plans.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Joint Nutrition and Livelihoods Programme for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Mon State, Myanmar

This project will contribute to the joint project entitled "Funding for protracted crisis situation with insufficient funding for HIV interventions", which is run by the UN Joint Team on AIDS in Myanmarthat. The aim is to contribute to the critical gap which exists in the provision of ART and the continuum of care for people living with HIV in Myanmar. In partnership with the UNWFP, IOM aims to improve the quality of life of the People Living with HIV (PLHIV) target population residing in crisis affected, resource-poor settings by preventing malnutrition and improving the effectiveness of medical treatment among those most vulnerable groups. The purpose of the project is to (1) improve knowledge of PLHIV and their families on nutrition and food, and its effect on their heath, and (2) enhance access to food and dietary diversity among the most vulnerable families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Migration Health Resolution (MHR) Support Project to Vietnam

The project intends to mobilise departments within the Ministry of Health to strategise on how mainstream migration into policies and national health programmes, and facilitate information sharing on the physical, social, and mental well-being of migrants. The project will lead to a better understanding of the importance of supporting migrants and greater inclusion of migrants into the national health programme, future project activities, and increased partnerships with other organisations on the issue.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Emergency Response to Cholera Outbreak in Affected Areas of Northern & Central Districts of Turkana, Kenya

The objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with the ongoing cholera outbreaks in Turkana districts in Northern Rift Valley province of Kenya.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Emergency Provision of Health Services in South Sudan

The project aims at providing health emergency services in areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacks along the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan. The attacks have caused an influx of Congolese refugees and Sudanese Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) to Ezo County. The displacement of people in the area continues as the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and Ugandan military forces persist to pursue the LRA. The attacks have created a health emergency situation with thousands of people living in IDP camps with poor sanitary conditions and no access to health care. IOM responded to the health emergency in September 2009 by implementing a mobile clinic providing health care services in the different areas affected by the attacks. The weekly caseload turned out to be more than 500 patients in each camp. However, insecurity makes it difficult to reach the camps. Evaluation and close monitoring of the activities in 2009 showed that there is a need for provision of nutrition in the area and vaccination campaigns in the area. This project aims at continuing the mobile health care services and responding to the needs identified since September 2009.

Middle East and North Africa, SudanMiddle East and North Africa, SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Health Referrals and Assisted Returns Program

This project aims to ensure access to medical care and safe, dignified discharge for vulnerable IDP's in earthquake affected areas of Port au Prince. Through coordinated referral, directed transport and assisted discharge, IOM will allow patients to access needed medical care, and to depart safely from hospital wards to emergency shelter once they have been treated.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Migrant Community Information for Behaviour Change to Reduce the Spread of Influenza Like Illnesses

This project proposes to strengthen the capacity of migrant communities to mitigate and respond to crisis caused by influenza like illnesses in the community. The specific objectives of this project are: 1) To strengthen national, district and community capacities to include the health and social needs of migrants in disaster preparedness and human influenza pandemic preparedness, mitigation and response plans. 2) To conduct human influenza pandemic preparedness information and social mobilization activities for migrant and host communities, civil society and national agencies, particularly those entities that work with migrants.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Central and West Africa, Nigeria, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Technical Cooperation on Strengthening Migration Health Management in Sri Lanka

The overall goal is to strengthen the capacity of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health to manage various migration health challenges and thereby promote the health of migrants.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Migration and Health in West Africa - Capacity Building Support for Regional Health Programmes

This project is aimed at assisting seven West African countries to initiate, provide technical assistance support to stakeholders and develop the following three new regional health and migration programmes. 

Central and West Africa, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
PRISMA 2- Project of Intervention for a Modular Strategy on AIDS - The Migrants

PRISMA 2 is built upon achievements obtained in previous editions of the project. The main purpose of the project is to reduce HIV late diagnosis among migrants and facilitate their access to HIV test. The project promotes a pilot intervention on HIV&AIDS prevention addressing migrants through valuing social capital of their associations and strengthening their participation in prevention initiatives. Specific objectives of the project are as follow: i) reduce late HIV diagnosis among migrants, ii) promote and strengthening the 'Community Health Educator' model, previously experimented by the last edition of Prisma project (2008-9).

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Workplace-Based Prevention & Employment & Supportive Services for High-Risk Individuals in Vietnam

The objective of this project is to speed up the adoption of a comprehensive HIV prevention package in workplaces with high concentrations of high-risk individuals. The scope of the project is to develop a training curricula on HIV prevention for peer educators at workplace settings, targeting high-risk individuals including injecting drug users (IDUs) and female sex workers (FSWs). The project will complement existing manual, guidelines, and toolkits related to HIV training for peer educators, including specific needs and priorities that have been identified by Chemonics.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Global Health and Human Trafficking Programme - Building Capacity among Health Providers

In order to build the capacity of health providers to manage the consequences of trafficking in persons and similar forms of exploitation, the new global handbook Caring for Trafficked Persons will be produced in Spanish and Arabic. Regional trainings will be held with health providers to increase their knowledge and skills in caring for trafficked persons and related populations. At the same time, these trainings will provide a mechanism for feed-back and validation of the translated texts, as well as the opportunity to slightly modify content based on regional contexts before final roll-out and dissemination in the new languages.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Project to Enhance MIgrants' Conditions in Libyan Holding Centres (MICOL)

The project overall objective is to improve health conditions in holding centres for migrants in Libya. Before addressing the issue through capacity building programmes and provision of equipment, the main challenge to face is the lack of information on their actual conditions. The project purposes are to assess such conditions through a dedicated mission performed by high qualified IOM staff that will produce a report and a set of recommendations. According to such recommendations, specific activities will be implemented in one or 2 centres, depending on the mission outcomes and available resources.

Middle East and North Africa, LibyaMiddle East and North Africa, LibyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CNAM) in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Communities (CNAM-IDP)

This community-based approach will involve timely detection of severe acute malnutrition in the community and provision of treatment for those without medical complications with ready-to-use therapeutic foods or other nutrient-dense foods at home. IOM plans to combine with a facility-based approach for those malnourished children with medical complications so as to prevent the deaths of more children. The same support will be provided to the chronically ill members of the community who are suffering from acute malnutrition. In its efforts, IOM will complement the similar services being provided by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MoHCW) as well as Nutrition cluster members.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Immediate Shelter and NFIs Assistance to Vulnerable Earthquake Victims in Haiti - Health

This project aims to ensure access to medical care and safe, dignified discharge for vulnerable IDP's from hospitals and other health facilities, in earthquake affected areas of Port au Prince. Through coordinated referral, directed transport and assisted discharge, IOM will allow patients to access needed medical care, and to depart safely from hospital wards to their homes or preferred communities of return once they have been treated.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiCentral and North America and the Caribbean, HaitiMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Reduction of Drug Demand; Enhancement of Treatment Facilities; Capacity Building of Medical Personnel

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the process of relieving the drug problem in Georgia in line with the Anti-Drug Strategy of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. Through the planned trainings and workshops social workers and medical personnel engaged in the field of drug addiction will receive up-to-date information on modern Western trends. The project objective is to enhance the existing treatment facilities for Methadone substitution therapy patients and to raise the awareness of Georgian population on health problems related to substance abuse.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Rehabilitation of Boreholes and Recovering of WASH Facilities for Displaced, Mobile and Vulnerable Communities and Border Areas of Zimbabwe

The objective of the project is to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for displaced, mobile and vulnerable, and migrant populations in border areas. The activities of the project include: (1) drilling/rehabilitation of boreholes in rural communities and connection of small water networks in peri -urban communities, (2) refurbishment/construction of sanitary facilities and connection to sewer systems in peri-urban communities, and (3) training of local pump minders, water point committees and latrine builders to strengthen local capacity for community water and sanitation management.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
DARI, Recreational and Counselling Center for Families in Baalbeck (DARI 2010)

The project aims to guarantee the sustainability of DARI, Recreational and Counseling Centre for Families in Baalbeck, over a period of one year, therefore preparing the ground for the ultimate long-term self-sustainability of the activities of the Centre. 

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Responding to HIV and AIDS in Communities of Return and Absorption in Angola

The present project is a joint project of IOM and UNICEF and that shall combine the efforts to include HIV awareness in the school curriculum and the efforts to sensitize selected return and receiving communities in Moxico and Kuando Kubango Province on HIV and AIDS. This project will contribute to reducing HIV risk of Angolan returnees and receiving communities in Angola by training teachers and community activists, raising overall awareness on HIV and AIDS, and delivering strong advocacy messages aimed at reducing the stigmatization of returnees, who are often seen as carriers of HIV given the fact that they are returning from neighboring countries with significantly higher HIV prevalence than Angola.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2010
Community Mobilization for HIV-AIDS Prevention among Labour Migrants and their Families II

The project's overall goal is to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors among migrants and their families by scaling-up the number and scope of comprehensive, quality community-based interventions for HIV/STI prevention among migrants and their families in 35 districts of Tajikistan. Project objectives are (1) to build sufficient awareness, positive attitudes and the internal motivation of migrants and their families to engage in healthy behaviors, (2) to contribute to the creation of a social environment in migrants' communities favorable for protecting the health of migrants and their families, (3) to ensure sustainable community mobilization for HIV/STI prevention.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkmenistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness, Mitigation and Response - Capacity Building for Migrants and Host Communities in Egypt, Cambodia and Laos (HPPAR 2)

This project will implement activities that will strengthen migrant host communities' capacity for practical responses to cope during and increasing of influenza like illnesses. The purposes of the proposed programme are 1) to strengthen capacity for surveillance in migrant populations, 2) provide public information and support behaviour change communication, 3) ensuring the continuity of essential social, economic, and governance services.

Asia and the Pacific, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Middle East and North Africa, EgyptEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Nutritional Support to Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients in IOM's Integrated Migration Health Project, Mon State, Myanmar

The overall objective of the project is to improve quality of life and Nutritional rehabilitation contributing to improved health status among tuberculosis (TB) patients and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in IOM's project areas in Mon state. The intermediate objective of the project is to improve the chance of successful treatment of TB patients and to slow the progression of HIV/AIDS in PLHIV.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2010
Vulnerable and At-Risk Adolescents and Youth under the Global Fund Round 8 HIV Grant

IOM will develop and implement the Somalia HIV Global Fund Round 8 component on vulnerable and at risk adolescents and youth, in collaboration with AIDS Commission, UN Counterparts and local implementing partners on the ground. This proposal focuses on "risk zones" as the primary geographical areas for activities targeting at-risk adolescents and youth. These at risk groups include refugees and migrants, school dropouts, orphans, sex workers and other youth and adolescents who have inadequate support systems. However, the research to date on youth in Somalia is limited and as such the definition of at-risk youth will develop and become more targeted throughout the implementation period and particularly after the results of the behavioural survey on youth become available.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Community-based HIV Prevention and Stigma Reduction in Somalia under the Global Fund Round 8 HIV Grant (CBHP)

IOM will develop and implement a community based prevention, awareness and stigma reduction programme in Somalia, specifically focusing on most at risk populations (MARPs) and hot spot areas. This programme will increase awareness of key affected and vulnerable populations, increase capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to better coordinate and address HIV and AIDS issues, and decrease stigma in key institutions, with religious leaders, and in the community.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, SomaliaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Malaria Prevention and Control in Communities of Return and Absorption in Kuando Kubango Province and Moxico Province - Angola

This project aims to reduce the number of malaria new infections among populations in selected municipalities in Moxico and Kuando Kubango by raising the awareness on malaria prevention and by distributing bed nets (ITNs) to selected households. IOM implemented in 2008 a first phase of this project that was very much appreciated by the stakeholders and beneficiaries, who asked IOM to cover more villages that were not yet reached.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) and Community Level Empowerment for Rural and Displaced Populations in Zimbabwe

This project aims to contribute towards reducing morbidity and mortality from cholera by promoting good hygiene practices, providing access to potable water and acceptable sanitation facilities in Centenary and Chipinge border post districts. 

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
The Global Partnership on HIV and Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector - Geneva

This project will support the Global Partnership to contract an external consultant to assist in the National Stakeholders Consultation and to carry out revisions to the programme proposal. The National Stakeholders Consultation will bring together approximately 40 participants. This meeting aims: To provide participants with an understanding of the programme proposal of the Global Partnership, To create an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on the proposal to improve its quality and relevance, To identify potential overlaps to be avoided and synergies between the proposal and ongoing activities. The overall objective is to provide technical support to the Secretariat of the Global Partnership in the design and facilitation of the National Stakeholders Consultation and related revisions to the programme proposal.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Enhancing Disease Surveillance, Outbreak Response, Clinical Management, Referral Mechanism and Patient Care Within IDP Settings

The project's overall primary objective is to reduce the morbidity of target communities by early detection of communicable disease events of epidemic or life threatening potential, through a robust early warning surveillance system, effective outbreak response mechanisms, implementing dynamic health promotion programs and environmental control measures (such campaigns to reduce vector breeding sites).

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Construction of a Health Post in the Costa Rica-Panamá Border, Sabalito-Río Sereno

This project will create a health post to provide basic health services to Ngobe-Bugle indigenous migrants in the border region between Costa Rica and Panama. The objective is to provide easy access to medical attention for indigenous population crossing the border to work on coffee plantations each year, in order to identify and attend to cases of malnutrition, respiratory disease as well as providing pre-natal care and other urgent medical needs of this population. This health post will have two medical offices, an administrative office and health staff as well as a ngobe-bugle interpreter. As well as providing basic medical care, one of the offices will be shared with the mIgration authorities, to provide an border post.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa RicaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, Costa RicaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Enhancing the Capacity of the Ministry of Health to Assist Victims of Trafficking in Egypt

The overall objective of this project is to consolidate the Government of Egypt's response to human trafficking, through partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to enhance protection of trafficking victims. Specific purposes of this action include: (i) to support the development of the MoH's strategy for enhanced protection of victims of trafficking in Egypt, and related plan of action, (ii) to consolidate national mechanisms for timely and comprehensive assistance to VoTs, including health services, through the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), (iii) to enhance knowledge and awareness within the health care sector for rapid identification of trafficking victims and follow up provision of appropriate assistance and/or referral, through targeted training, and (iv) to institute a pilot trafficking victim support unit (TVSU) within a State hospital for the provision of assistance to victims of trafficking.

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Consolidating Emergency Community and Environmental Health Responses for Mobile and Vulnerable Populations

The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards meeting the emergency and early recovery needs of vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups affected by displacement causes in Zimbabwe. The project consists of three components, addressing emergency needs and achieve durable solutions for MVP communities affected by man-made and natural disasters in Zimbabwe, saving lives and improve the health situation of MVPs and other vulnerable migrants, and provide humanitarian assistance to returned and returning cross-border migrants.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Emergency Response to Cholera and Dysentery Outbreak in Most Affected Districts in Rift valley, Western and Nyanza Provinces of Kenya

The project objective is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with cholera outbreaks in Rift Valley, Western, and Nyanza provinces in Kenya. IOM plans to intensify on-going activities in these areas and to extend the activities into parts of Nyanza province, which are still experiencing outbreaks of cholera. In addition, IOM will support the district health team in re-stocking existing Cholera Treatment Centers (CTC) with essential drugs, infusions and ORS and in providing potable water through water treatment with chlorine and chlorine tablets in the selected areas.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
UN Joint Programme on Integrated Highland Livelihood Development in Mae Hong Son (IHLD)

This Programme was therefore developed in response to the human security needs and priorities of the province as indicated in various reports and assessments over the past decade. It aims to improve the quality of life and reduce poverty among the vulnerable groups in underserved areas of Mae Hong Son through enhancing both protection and empowerment capacities. This will be carried out through a three-pronged approach of improving the skills and therefore income generating capability of the target groups (remote poor farmers, ethnic minorities, migrants and camp-based refugees), sustainable management of natural resources and increasing the opportunities in accessing social services such as health and education for the vulnerable populace.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
IOM-HIV Prevention Initiatives for Returning Migrants

The project objectives are to build capacity of law enforcement agency members - Bangladesh Police (Police), Prisons Directorate on drug use and HIV prevention, strengthen prison based HIV/AIDS and drug related education for inmates, develop best practice documents. 

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Supporting Multi Country Development of the Horn of Africa Partnership on HIV-AIDS (HOAP) Seaports Initiative

The overall objective is to contribute towards improved trans-border harmonization of programmes and improved access to targeted comprehensive HIV services for most-at-risk mobile populations in the Horn of Africa and Middle-East. The specific objective of the project is to support collaborative development of a harmonized multi-country HIV/AIDS programme of action and resource mobilization proposal for HIV prevention, treatment, and support targeting most-at-risk populations in major ports of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and (potentially) Mombasa, in support of the Horn of Africa Partnership.

East Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Sudan, YemenEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
HIV Prevention in Labour Migrants in the Region of Central Asia

The objective of the project is to contribute to the National Millennium Development Programmes - halt by 2015 the spread of HIV and AIDS and begin to reverse the rates of HIV infection. The goal of the project is to create a sustainable mechanism for HIV prevention among labour migrants in Central Asia by strengthening the regional and inter-sectoral partnership.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, KazakhstanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, KazakhstanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Improving HIV Data Comparability in Migrant Populations and Ethnic Minorities in the EU-EEA-EFTA Countries

By laying out previous discussions of the concept of ‘migrant’ or of ‘ethnic minority’ in the professional literature about migration, and in that about migrant health - and carrying out a detailed examination of the way the concept is used in HIV-related studies - the review will address a long-standing problem, that of ‘what do you mean, '"migrants?"’. It will untangle the various definitions used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The review will then address ways of gathering HIV-related information about migrants and ethnic minorities, by examining the relevant literature, and also through key informant interviews and country case studies. These activities will give a solid basis for making practical proposals to improve comparability of data related to HIV and migrants and ethnic minorities throughout Europe.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Study on Women’s Vulnerability to HIV-AIDS in Migration Areas in Senegal

This project aims to reduce the feminization of HIV / AIDS by promoting the transformational leadership of women and girls and protecting their human rights against sexual violence in the border regions of Kedougou and Kolda in Senegal.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Situation Assessment and Programme Model Development among Migrant Female Sex Workers in Hot-spot Areas of Nairobi

Agencies involved in sex worker programmes in Nairobi note that migrants are not being reached by their programmes and welcome this study. The study will offer strategic information for intensifying prevention programmes among a key population that is currently overlooked by the national response. This study builds upon groundbreaking work of IOM in Somalia that successfully pioneered a methodology for researching HIV in a conservative cultural context, with a focus on sex workers and clients. It will lead to development of a programme model for follow-up programme action and potential follow-up studies that capture serodata. IOM will examine social protection, service access, and behavioural aspects of HIV vulnerability through semi-structured interviews with key informants, sex workers, and clients. IOM will collaborate closely with existing agencies in Nairobi while undertaking the study, and involve stakeholders in the dissemination and validation of the results.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Court of Women on Trafficking and HIV - From Vulnerability to Free, Just and Safe Movement

The overall purpose of Programme Acceleration Funds (PAF) is to enable UN Organizations to make a strategic contribution to an effective and efficient scaled-up national response. Steering committee (SC) will be established for the preparation of the National Court of Women on Trafficking and HIV, the SC will decide on the theme and procedure of organizing a mock court (including selection criteria for testimonies). In order to support these testimonies and to add legitimacy and strength to the Court, a desk review of studies on trafficking in Indonesia, must take place. The importance of a thorough collection and evaluation of existing studies and legislation in order to understand clearly where the issues of trafficking, migration and HIV stand with regards to policies and legal frameworks cannot be underestimated.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
HIV Preventive Education and Services for the Labour Migrants

The 1st phase of the project will be implemented in collaboration with Bureau of Manpower, Employment & Training (BMET), private medical check-up centers for the labor migrants and the recruiting agencies. The HIV component will be included in the pre-departure orientation training program of BMET. It will be done through advocacy, need-assessment, consultative meetings and strategic partnering with BMET. BMET trainers (Master Trainers) will get training on HIV prevention and will impart it during their regular training session for migrants. Labor migrants will also be educated through other potential avenues like Medical Check-up Centers specially instituted by the recruiting agencies. The project, therefore, will have collaboration and partnering with the Ministries and departments, and private agencies resulting a new public-private-partnership for HIV preventive education and services for the labor migrants in Bangladesh with the greater aim to contribute in the prevention of HIV in Bangladesh.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Gender and Disasters Workshop in Latin America and The Caribbean - An Initiative to Prepare for the IV Gender Disasters International Workshop that will take place in 2011

The project's general objective is to generate through a participatory process with stakeholders from Latin America and the Caribbean, allowing socialization, reflection and common actions in the areas of gender and disasters.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Mobile Population HIV Prevention Assessment- Southern Africa

The overall objective is to provide policy makers, donors and civil society with a regional overview of the different forms of migration and associated HIV related vulnerabilities, identify opportunities and challenges for programming and prioritize key activities that should be pursued. This will be achieved through an assessment that will review migrants' vulnerability to HIV during the different stages of the migration process and current services and programs available to them within southern Africa using a range of tools and methodologies.

Southern Africa, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Promoting Life-Saving Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) within Mobile and Vulnerable Settings in Zimbabwe (MISP-SRH)

The project goal is to ensure universal access to basic health services and improve health outcomes and decrease morbidity and mortality among mobile and vulnerable populations. Some activities include: 1) providing a medical response to survivors of sexual violence, including emergency contraception, s appropriate., 2) training and sensitize staff of implementing partners staff on reproductive health issues and gender awareness., 3) providing safe and effective family planning methods., 4) Providing reproductive health kits for use by mothers or birth attendants to promotefor clean home deliveries., and 5) providing STI prevention and treatment services.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Joint Programme of Support on AIDS in Kenya

This project aims to bring about national consensus and to mobilize / channel resources for a targeted programme that implements the programme framework outlined above. This will be achieved through engagement of UN and non-UN stakeholders, and through supporting NACC coordination, data gathering / data sharing, targeted advocacy, programme conceptualization, and resource mobilization. The overall objective is to contribute towards a strengthened national and trans-border response to HIV along transport corridors and in port areas in Kenya. Specific Objectives (1) To provide strategic information to NACC and stakeholders on the present state of the response. (2) To strengthen stakeholder coordination mechanisms in Kenya. (3) To facilitate adoption of a national comprehensive framework on HIV, transport,and ports in Kenya. (4) To strengthen targeted prevention and communication strategies, and facilitate piloted roll-out of elements of the programme. (5) To mobilize resources for the implementation of the comprehensive framework at a sufficient scale to impart impact on stemming the epidemic.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Assessment of Modes of Service Delivery to MARPs Along The Kampala-Juba Transport Route

The proposal was reviewed and approved by the UN Joint Team on AIDS. Its major outcomes amongst others are: Practical concrete information for developing and scaling up a multisectorial comprehensive programme by partners for MARPs along transport corridors, and to have clarity on roles and responsibilities vis a vis the Most at Risk populations (MARPs) along the transport corridors.

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Improving Health Knowledge and Access to Public Primary Health Care Services among Migrants and Displaced Persons in Selected District of Ranong and Samutsakorn Provinces in Thailand

To facilitate an effective multi-sectoral collaboration between government/non-government and health/non-health agencies working in these two provinces, as well as engage landowners and employers of migrants in order to maximize current albeit limited resources for migrant health care.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Regional Institutions Strengthened to Conduct Relevant Research and Utilize it to Address Strategic Emerging Population Issues in Regional and National Agendas

This project will strategically contribute to promoting access of migrants to reproductive health services and to prevent Gender Based Violence (GVB) among women and young migrants.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, NicaraguaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, NicaraguaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Establishment of Emergency Health Care Clinics in Priority Locations in Northern Sri Lanka

The overall objective of the project is to supplement and increase the capacity of the Sri Lankan public health care system to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity by addressing the most urgent, primary health care needs of IDPs particularly the most vulnerable groups.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Emergency Response to Cholera Outbreak in Kenya (CO-Nyanza)

The project objectives are to contribute to reduction of avoidable morbidity and mortality due to cholera outbreak along the Kenya Ethiopia border and along the major routes from Ethiopia Kenya border into the northern parts of Kenya and other hotspots districts in Nyanza province. Particularly, to improve coordination for cholera response in affected districts and case management health facilities, outbreaks investigation and response in the most affected districts, to establish emergency early warning systems in the most affected districts, to improve availability and quality of water in the health facilities and cholera Treatment Centres, to ensure availability of basic and essential drugs, lab reagents and detergents provided, to ensure cross border collaboration for effective response using international partners in the area.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Consolidating Emergency Community and Environmental Health Responses for the Mobile and Vulnerable Populations in Zimbabwe (CHOP7)

To contribute towards reducing new infections from cholera and save lives by strengthening community health systems for disease surveillance, prevention and control at official ground crossings (border posts), adjoining border districts, MVP communities and seven other districts where IOM serves as the Health Cluster District Focal Agency. 

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Consolidating Emergency Community and Environmental Health Responses for Mobile and Vulnerable Populations - Zimbabwe

This project aims to contribute towards reducing morbidity and mortality from cholera by promoting good hygiene practices, providing access to potable water and acceptable sanitation facilities in Centenary and Chipinge border post districts where identified mobile and vulnerable populations (MVP) reside. 

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Establishment of Emergency Health Clinics in Priority Locations in Northern Sri Lanka

The overall objective of the project is to supplement and increase the capacity of the Sri Lankan public health care system to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity by addressing the most urgent, primary health care needs of IDPs particularly the most vulnerable groups.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Psychosocial Needs of Iraqi Children and Youth Displaced in Jordan and their Host Communities

The objectives of the project are to improve understanding of the key psychosocial problems faced by Iraqi children and youth in Jordan among their Jordanian peer pupils/students, teachers, caregivers and social workers, and boost self-esteem and psychosocial resilience among Iraqi children and youth displaced in Jordan.

Middle East and North Africa, JordanMiddle East and North Africa, JordanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Mental Health and Psychosocial Capacity Building Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MHPCB)

IOM proposes to conduct a pilot three-tier training course in the Provinces of North, encompassing early counselling and psychological first aid, and identification of different psychosocial, psychological and psychiatric occurrences following a traumatic experience. This project will improve the capacities of the DRC Health structures to deliver their assistance-related tasks by achieving the following: a) to strengthen early counselling skills, b) to strengthen early detection and differentiation of psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial needs in conflict-torn related situations among the psychiatric hospital-based personnel and staff from public health centres, c) to enhance the awareness and community based response tools on psychosocial and mental health effects of conflict among community-based actors such as community, religious and women leaders, d) to enhance the competences of (i.e., psychiatric hospital staff, public primary health centres staff, community, religious leaders and women leaders) in using appropriate psychosocial community tools oriented to prevent the stagnation of distress among the general population that could end up having pathological consequences on some of its members, e) to strengthen the mental health referral mechanisms of one hospital in the Kivus to the appropriate level of general health and mental health care, and f) to enhance sustainable processes of professional and mutual support among mental health professionals, health care givers and counsellors.

Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoSouthern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Malaria, TB and HIV-AIDS Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment or Care and Support for Migrants and Migration-affected Communities in the Mon State (MTHP Year III)

The project's main objective is to reduce morbidity and mortality related to Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) by facilitating access to and providing free malaria and TB diagnostic and treatment to the most vulnerable migrants and members of migration-affected communities as well as prevent HIV infections and AIDS by building the resilience of selected source communities and improving access to free Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT), Opportunistic Infections (OI) management, antiretroviral therapy (ART) and care and support for infected patients and their families. The project will also build the capacity of local health structures to deliver services and the capacity of migration-impacted communities to address and reduce their own health vulnerabilities.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Capacity Building on HIV-AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers 2009

The overall objective of this project, which constitutes an important part of Croatia's response to the HIV epidemic, is to maintain the current low HIV prevalence among Croatian migrant workers while reducing the risk of new HIV transmissions. To achieve this objective, IOM proposes a prevention-oriented programme that will be implemented in close collaboration with the School of Public Health Andrija Stampar. The project will ensure that the lessons learned from previously implemented activities are incorporated into new preventive educational activities for migrant workers.

European Economic Area, CroatiaEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Managing the Impact of Migration on the Healthcare System of Moldova

The project will provide capacity building and technical support to the Ministrty of Health regarding its data management and information and utilisation of this information. The data subject will be resources available, i.e. the health workers. In addition, IOM plans to launch an information campaign aiming at prevention of the health risks of migration and improvement of the general health of migrants as well diminishing the risks related to illegal migration.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of MoldovaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of MoldovaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Global Partnership HIV Maritime Sector

The Global Partnership on HIV and Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector brings together IOM, UN agencies, unions, ship-owners and maritime health professionals to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among seafarers. With HIV rates among seafarers showing no signs of decreasing, the Global Partnership is committed to increasing HIV prevention efforts on ships and in ports, with an emphasis on changing high-risk behaviours such as unprotected sex with multiple partners. The Global Partnership on HIV and Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector is based in Geneva with IOM as Secretariat.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Conflict-Affected Populations in Georgia

IOM, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and WHO, will provide a three pronged technical assistance program aimed at strengthening the capacity of primary health center-based doctors and nurses on mental health and psychosocial services in the conflict-affected areas and enhancing the existing mental health referral system within a six month timeframe. It is also envisioned that this will include community-based awareness raising on mental health and psychosocial issues particularly with NGOs, community leaders and religious leaders.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Tuberculosis Among Migrants In Italy- Applied Research

Overall Objective: To improve cares and medical assistance delivered by health services to migrants' patients affected by TB. Specific Objectives: a) To assess the number of migrants' patients with tuberculosis who do not complete efficiently therapeutic treatments (low compliance) and/or who do not go back to controls (lost to the follow up). b) To analyze social factors and determinants related to low compliance and treatment drop out among migrants TB patients.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Swedish Medical Programme to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (SMP)

The Swedish Medical Programme (SMP) was established in 1995 in order to meet the need for medical and surgical services not available in BiH as a result of the 1992-95 war. Based on its success in BiH, the programme was extended to Kosovo in 2000. Over the years, its aim has become two-fold: (1) the main priority is to build the local capacity of BiH and Kosovo medical staff and institutions, and;  (2) then to provide medical evacuations to Sweden for patients for whom treatment is not yet available in BiH and Kosovo.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Technical Cooperation on Migration Health in Kenya

This programme aims to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya to promote the health of migrants through supporting stakeholder meetings for action planning and information sharing, completing situational assessments, and supporting urgent structural repairs.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Enhancing Access to Primary Health Care Services for Iraqi Nationals Temporarily Residing in Egypt

The project aims to enhance access to primary healthcare for Iraqi nationals temporarily residing in Egypt. The project's objectives are: (i) to expand access to ante-natal care, through the provision of direct services to expectant women with high-risk pregnancies and capacity-building for relevant primary healthcare providers, (ii) to enhance the Iraqi migrants' and refugees' knowledge of preventative and curative health services available, through support to relevant health authorities, hospital and/or health centers in their community outreach activities, and (iii) to study the feasibility of a micro-insurance scheme for healthcare.

Middle East and North Africa, EgyptMiddle East and North Africa, EgyptMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Up-Scaled Cholera Outbreak Response for Migrants and MPV Settings (CHOR)

This project aims to implement an up-scaled prevention and response strategy to ongoing cholera outbreaks throughout the country. With particular focus on the public transport system, border areas and mobile and vulnerable population (MVP) settings, the project aims to contribute to strengthening the national capacity in response to outbreaks of epidemic prone diseases specifically focusing on cholera. This will include enhancing disease surveillance in border areas and remote MVP communities, conducting intensive health education and hygiene promotion, pre-positioning the needed essential drugs and supplies, providing logistical support for response teams, distributing supplies, and ensuring effective coordination of the response. The project will also ensure proper case management to reduce morbidity and mortality in the population. IOM will target transient populations during the coming holiday period with mass information on cholera prevention and awareness.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Pandemic Preparedness Among Migrant Populations in Latin America

The overall purpose of this project is to strengthen disaster and pandemic preparedness in Central America to include migrant populations. Specific objectives are : To pilot a strategy to improve pandemic and disaster preparedness among migrant populations in Latin America, raise awareness among the targeted migrant populations on influenza and related prevention measures and to promote related behaviour change, strengthen existing national preparedness plans to meet the needs of migrant populations and to build capacity among health workers and officials to identify a flu or other epidemic among migrants, and to respond effectively to their needs in the event of an emergency.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, PanamaEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness and Response - Capacity Building for Migrants and Host Communities

The critical relationship between population mobility and emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases is particularly evident in the case of avian and human influenza. Both migrants and host communities need to be made aware of the risks they face and the safety measures they can employ to protect themselves and their communities as well as how to access health and social services when needed. Immediate objectives are: 1) To strengthen existing national pandemic and disaster management plans and to advocate for implementation at district level and the inclusion of migrants needs, 2) To conduct pandemic preparedness information and social mobilization activities for migrant communities, civil society and national agencies, 3) To facilitate simulation exercises to test pandemic and disaster preparedness plans at the district, community and household levels.

Asia and the Pacific, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Middle East and North Africa, EgyptEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Increased Access among Migrants to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care Services and Programmes - South Africa

The programme aims to improve coordination and strengthened networks and referral systems on HIV responses targeting migrants, to improve awareness and knowledge on migrants' health and migrants' right to health among targeted migrant communities and service providers, and to review, develop and fundraise for a national project on migrants' access to health services. 

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Canadian Immigration Medical Examination and Pre-departure Medical Screening of Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal (CIMEP)

Immigration and Citizenship, Canada (CIC) identified a group of approximately 5000 Bhutanese refugees located in seven camps around Damak, Nepal, for resettlement in Canada in 2008-2013. One of the steps in the resettlent process is related to ensuring that appropriate measures are in place to address the health needs of these refugees prior to their departure from Nepal, during travel and after arrival in Canada. CIC requested IOM Nepal to conduct Immigration Medical Examination (IME) and Pre-departure Medical Screening (PDMS). Besides, IOM is requested to provide diagnosis treatment for tuberculosis to these refugees.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2009
Cholera Outbreak Preparedness & Response for Migrants & Mobile Vulnerable Population Settings - Zimbabwe (UPCHOL)

This project aims to implement an up-scaled prevention and response strategy to ongoing cholera outbreaks throughout the country. With particular focus on the public transport system, border areas and mobile and vulnerable population (MVP) settings, the project aims to contribute to strengthening the national capacity to respond to outbreaks of epidemic prone diseases specifically focusing on cholera, through enhancing disease surveillance in border areas and remote MVP communities, conducting intensive health education and hygiene promotion, pre-positioning the needed essential drugs and supplies, providing logistical support for response teams, distributing supplies, and ensuring effective coordination of the response and containing further outbreaks. The proposal aims to ensure the proper case management to reduce morbidity and mortality in the population.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2009
Support to Zimbabwean Cross Border Migrants and Zambian Host Populations

This project involves expansion of health-related services for Zimbabweans and the surrounding community in Chirundu. Secondly, to respond to the high levels of gender-based violence reported in the Chirundu area, IOM will provide trainings on gender sensitization to border officials and local civil society partners who work with sex workers and other regular and irregular migrants (traders, truckers etc). In addition, IOM will work with local partners to implement a targeted social change communications (SCC) campaign that will promote health seeking behaviour and engender behaviour change. IOM will use manuals and tools on Gender and SCC that have been developed and tested in the region since 2005. In addition, using the lessons and methodologies from the Chirundu assessment, IOM will carry out an assessment in Livingstone, also on the border between the two countries, to assess the impact of irregular migration and the needs, including health related, of Zimbabwean migrants and other vulnerable groups in Livingstone.

Southern Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, ZambiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Community Mobilization for HIV-AIDS Prevention among Labour Migrants and their Families I

The overall objective of the project is to decrease the growth rate of STIs and HIV among labour migrants and their families in 25 target districts through community-based HIV and STI prevention, care and support interventions.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Pandemic Preparedness for Migrants and Host Communities - Phase II

Information collected by IOM in the first phase of this project reveal that migrants and members of host communities have little or no knowledge or perception of risk of human pandemic. Most governments at the national, provincial or district level do not have pandemic preparedness plans for the local communities let alone migrants communities. During this phase of the project the capacity of district officials, community workers, migrant and host communities will be strengthened to be prepared for a pandemic or any other humanitarian crisis. The overall objective of this project is to contribute towards ensuring continuity of essential social, economic and governance services and effective implementation of humanitarian relief under pandemic conditions for migrant communities.

Asia and the Pacific, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Senegal, Middle East and North Africa, EgyptEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Campaign to Improve Medical Services for Asylum Seekers in Poland

To improve the quality and efficiency of medical services provided to asylum seekers in Poland through raising awareness of asylum seekers on prevention and treatment of communicable diseases and reproductive health, medical care during pregnancy and child care as well as increasing intercultural competences of medical staff.

European Economic Area, PolandEuropean Economic Area, PolandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2009
Provision of Mental Health Emergency Services to Earthquake Affected Population of Balochistan, Pakistan

The aim of the programme is to provide a timely and community owned response to the affected population's increasing needs for mental health and psycho-social assistance.

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA), Ripfumelo Project

The overall objective of the Ripfumelo project is: to reduce HIV vulnerability of farm workers in various districts of South Africa by implementing a coordinated, evidence-based and focused HIV and AIDS prevention and care program. The overall anticipated results of the project are: 1) HIV incidence in the targeted areas reduced, and 2) the impact of AIDS among farm workers and their families/ communities mitigated.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
EVASP – Towards Effective Reception of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers in Europe

The present project aims at enhancing the conditions under which asylum seekers who may have been victims of traumatic events in 4 EU Member States can effectively be identified and supported in presenting and pursuing their claims and receive an adequate response to their individual psychosocial and mental health needs and rights through the facilitation and sharing of information, experiences and skills of psychosocial and mental health practitioners, the evaluation of existing practices and the development and definition of training systems and best practices.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
IOM-ODI-UNAIDS Research on HIV and Irregular Migrants in Humanitarian Emergencies

This research project aims to assess HIV vulnerabilities and service needs among migrants in selected humanitarian emergencies, focusing specifically on the situation of undocumented and irregular migrants.

Asia and the Pacific, Thailand, East Africa, Kenya, Middle East and North Africa, EgyptEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Establishment of a Psychosocial Expert Team in Lebanon

This project aims at establishing a Psychosocial Expert Team, attached to the Ministry of Social Affairs but with inter-ministerial functions, constituted of 6 professionals working in the field of psychosocial assistance. The Psychosocial Expert Team will design an action plan for psychosocial interventions in emergencies, train decentralized professionals and institutions in the matter, act as a psychosocial response team in identified emergencies, and create a national database for referral. All activities will be the practical implementation of the recommendations contained in the Lebanese National Plan of Action for Emergency Psychosocial Support.

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Harmonization of Protocols for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment of the Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal

IOM will work with Association of Medical Doctors, Asia (AMDA) in seven camps in the south east part of Nepal to provide tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment for Bhutanese refugees.

Asia and the Pacific, NepalAsia and the Pacific, NepalMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
HIV in Emergency Preparedness and Response Training for Humanitarian Actors

This project is a 2-day workshop, aligned with the Angolan National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/AIDS in the following general objectives II) To reduce the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, and III) to attenuate the social economical impact of HIV/AIDS for the individual, the family and the community.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Mobility of Health Professionals (MoHProf)

The general objective of the project is to investigate and analyze current trends of the mobility of health professionals, i.e. first of all nurses, and doctors to, from and within the European Union, including return and circular migration. Studies in a selected range of representative Member States are planned in order to determine the impact of different types of migration on national health systems in a comparative perspective. Its policy dimension comprises the developments of recommendations on human resource policies in European and third countries. In terms of methodology, the study will mainly use in-depth interviews on the base of thematic guidelines with representatives of key stakeholders in the health system- organizations and units - which know from where their employees and members come and where they go to. In such a way it is aiming for the quantities of migration flows as well as their details and qualities like professions, motives, circumstances and the social context i.e. push and pull factors.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Prevention of HIV-AIDS and Malaria in the Kuando Kubango Province - Angola

Through this project, IOM will create and assist a HIV / AIDS and Malaria prevention and awareness network in the province of Kuando Kubango through the strengthening of locally established NGOs. IOM will work with these local NGOs as implementers of prevention campaigns and conduct training activities for other national partners.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Enhancing Community Capacity for Psychosocial Response in the Ayerewaddy Delta (ECCAD)

The overall objective of the project is to improve the mental health and psychosocial well being of cyclone affected communities by enhancing existing support structures, building capacity and developing community resilience. The activities in this project will contribute significantly to psychosocial responses in the delta by providing a model for implementation, as well as model materials for training at community levels. Whilst in the implementation phase, IOM will facilitate dissemination through local partners in the three target coverage areas, the materials and project design will be shared with other partners who can then replicate the activities in other areas.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Post-Arrival Health Assessment of Eritrean Refugees on the Territory of Romania (HEER)

A group of 38 Eritrean refugees will be evacuated as a humanitarian emergency operation from Libya to Romania on 23 September 2008. Upon the arrival this group of refugees will be accommodated in the temporary transit facility in the city of Timisoara in Western Romania. IOM and UNHCR agreed on the need for post arrival health assessment of the group of refugees, who have crossed different epidemiological borders and were exposed to undetected pathogens on their journey. It has been agreed between the two international organizations that IOM will perform the necessary health assessment of the entire refugee population and that the cost of these services will be covered by UNHCR.

European Economic Area, RomaniaEuropean Economic Area, RomaniaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Pre Departure Medical Screening of Rohingya Refugees Resettling in Canada (MS-Rohingya)

IOM medical staff will assess refugees traveling to Canada focusing on their fitness to fly in accordance with the protocol provided by CIC. Refugees with abnormal findings who are NOT fit to fly are further investigated and appropriately treated in a timely fashion. Those with respiratory symptoms suspicious of active TB will be required to have a repeat chest X-ray and submit three sputum smears and cultures for TB. The IOM - Dhaka physician will inform the CIC Medical Officer in Singapore of any case considered NOT fit to fly and provide detailed medical information as per recommendations.

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Building Resilience - Enhancing the Health, Safety, and Livelihoods of Female Informal Cross-Border Traders in Southern Zimbabwe

The overall goal of the project is to empower female informal cross border (ICB) traders in Masvingo and Chiredzi Districts to reduce and mitigate the sexual and economic risks associated with informal cross border trade (ICBT). The project purpose is to strengthen the capacity of female ICB traders in Masvingo and Chiredzi to engage and participate in institutions that provide members with information, access to services, and opportunities for collective action.CARE and IOM will work with female ICB traders to achieve the following objectives: 1. Facilitate the establishment of two functional ICB traders' associations, 2. Increase ICB traders' knowledge on safe migration and HIV and AIDS, and access to safe migration, sexual and reproductive health, and HIV and AIDS services, and 3. Strengthen the financial capacity and economic security of 960 female ICB traders through ISAL groups.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
SWIFT - Sustainable Waste Management Initiative for a Healthier Tomorrow

This is a comprehensive and multilayered project involving all main stakeholders (support already pledged), to convert current informal Roma waste "scavenging" into an effective and credible means of income whilst tackling health and human rights issues. The overall objective is to increase access to health and of human rights, improve social inclusion and peaceful interethnic community relations, and to develop sustainable employment in the Roma community (resident, internally displaced persons and returned refugees) in Belgrade and is supported from broader frame work initiatives.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, SerbiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, SerbiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Capacity Building on HIV-AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers 2008

The overall objective of this project, which constitutes an important part of Croatia's response to the HIV epidemic, is to maintain the current low HIV prevalence among Croatian migrant workers while reducing the risk of new HIV transmissions. To achieve this objective, IOM proposes a prevention-oriented programme that will be implemented in close collaboration with the School of Public Health Andrija Stampar. The project will ensure that the lessons learned from previously implemented activities are incorporated into new preventive educational activities for migrant workers.

European Economic Area, CroatiaEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Emergency Medical Referrals and Assisted Return Services for Cyclone Affected Communities in the Ayeyarwady Delta Region (MERRS)

The objective of this project is to establish an emergency life-saving emergency, referral mechanism and evacuation system to tertiary and secondary health facilities for 200 patients in Bogale, Mawlamyinegyun and Pyapon townships and surrounding areas who cannot get the urgent health services they need.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Cyclone Nargis Emergency Response - Supplemental Partner Request to Purchase 5 Boat Ambulances (BOAM)

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding support for International Organization for Migration Mission in Myanmar’s project titled, "Cyclone Nargis Emergency Response - Supplemental Partner Request to Purchase 5 Boat Ambulances."

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Enhancing Primary Health Care Services Delivery in South West Bogale (Tabin Seik), Eastern Bogale (Amar) and Mawlamyinegyun Townships

To enhance the delivery of essential primary health care services including health promotion, reproductive health and support to EPI activities and medical referral in prioritized village tracts of Southwest Bogale (Tabin Seik), Eastern Bogale (Amar) and Mawlamyinegyun Towhships.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Integrated Strategy for the Prevention, Care and Elimination of All Forms of Gender Based Violence in Colombia

The Comprehensive Strategy for Prevention, Care and Eradication of All Forms of Gender Violence in Colombia seeks to contribute to the eradication of all forms of gender-based violence (GBV), with special emphasis on those of greater prevalence and severity in the national and regional context.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Research on Health and Return of Illegal Residents

IOM Vienna will provide professional support in the review and revision process of all relevant documents produced by the project. IOM Vienna will also provide access to publications relevant to the subject matter as far as available.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, AustriaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, AustriaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
AIDS and Mobility Europe 2007 - 2010

Following EMS's Request, IOM accepts to implement the project components of coordination, dissemination, networking and policy development as descritbed in the Termes of References and the budget, as co-beneficiary of the Project. 

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Strengthening and Entrepreneurship Programs Focused on Women Head of Families Estabishing Family, Unipersonal or Associative Projects Emphasizing on Gender Perspective

To develop a business strengthening and management project directed at female heads of households with enterprises or productive units that are family-owned, unipersonal, associative with a gender focus in the regions and departments designated by the General Directorate of Labor Protection.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Joint UN Programme on AIDS in Uganda, 2008 (UNP-AIDS)

IOM under the Joint UN Programme on HIV will implement the UN programme on HIV and Transport Corridors which seeks to improve service uptake, sustained behavior change and a reduction in the number of new infections through increasing universal access to evidence-based, quality assured HIV prevention. 

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Sexual and Gender-based Violence Vulnerability Assessment to support an Action Plan and Resource Mobilization for Extremely Vulnerable Displaced, Minority, and Irregular Migrant Women in Non-camp Settings in Somaliland

The project aims to provide governments and partner agencies with a strategic information document and programme proposal to facilitate extension of the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) HIV and Gender-based Violence Guidelines and to address the needs of displaced women in non-camp situations during the post-acute emergency phase. 

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Emergency Health Assessment and Response for Victims of Cyclone Nargis

IOM Mission in Myanmar has been implementing community-based migration health projects in Mon State since June 2006. IOM is currently operating TB, malaria and HIV prevention, diagnosis, care and support activities in 76 villages across six townships in Mon State.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Rapid Establishment of up to 10 Temporary-Emergency Primary Health Care Clinics in Priority Locations in the Irrawaddy Delta Region - Myanmar (HECP)

Survivors of cyclone Nargis that devastated Myanmar on 2 and 3 May 2008 lost not only their homes and family members, but also virtually all community infrastructures, including numerous elements of the healthcare system. The overall objective of the project is to supplement and increase the capacity of the Myanmar public health care system to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity by addressing the most urgent, primary health care needs of cyclone survivors over the short term, especially the medical needs of displaced persons and children. The specific objective is the diagnosis and primary treatment of injuries and communicable disease following the rapid establishment, equipping and staffing of temporary/emergency primary health clinics at up to 10 key sites in the greater Delta region.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
DARI, Recreational and Counselling Center for Families in Baalbeck (DARI)

The project aims to guarantee supervision, technical and administrative support to the activities of DARI, Recreational and Counselling Centre for Families in Baalbeck, over a period of one year, therefore preparing the ground for the ultimate long-term self-sustainability of the activities of the Centre. 

Middle East and North Africa, LebanonMiddle East and North Africa, LebanonMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Somali HIV Sero-Behavioural Surveillance Survey

The project objective is to establish baseline data on key HIV risk behaviours and HIV prevalence among most at-risk populations in the three Somali zones, beginning with sex workers in Somaliland. Some of the main activities include: a) Training, b) Protocol Development, c) Behavioural Data Collection, d) Sero-prevalence Data Collection, e) Data Entry and Management.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Preparatory Assistance for Development of a Programme on Safe Mobility and HIV-AIDS - India

The project objectives are to develop better knowledge of the risks factors for HIV infection in the context of migration, to address the HIV prevention needs of migrants and mobile populations, including prevention of HIV new infections within this population, to develop an action framework for reduction of migrant's vulnerabilities to HIV and incorporate prevention strategies in the implementation of NACP III which will further implement HIV prevention services targeted to migrant communities, and to strengthen collaboration of UN with NACO-(National AIDS Control Organization) in accelerating implementation.

Asia and the Pacific, IndiaAsia and the Pacific, IndiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Addressing Community and Environmental Health Needs of Mobile and Vulnerable Populations - Zimbabwe

The emergency component of the project strategy builds on IOM's ongoing response by continuing to meet urgent needs through the provision of humanitarian non-food assistance, emergency shelter, decontamination of existing water and sanitation infrastructure and health assistance, including HIV/AIDS interventions, to households that were displaced under Operation Murambatsvina and the Fast Track Land Reform programme but are still in the acute phase of displacement and continue to display a need for immediate humanitarian assistance. The emergency response will also target households uprooted by more recent man-made and natural cause of displacement. In addition HIV and AIDS, GBV and protection will continue to be mainstreamed during this component.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Improving Health Knowledge and Access to Public Primary Health Care Services among Migrants and Displaced Persons in Selected Districts of Tak and Chiangrai Provinces in Thailand

This proposed project aims to improve access to primary health care services needed by migrants and displaced persons in 7 priority districts of Tak and Chiangrai provinces. The project will also facilitate collaboration between government/non-government and health/non-health agencies as well as employers of migrants working in the same provinces to enable an effective multi-sectoral approach, which is essential for the control of communicable diseases outbreaks. The networks of trained and qualified migrant Community Health Workers and Community Health Volunteers that have already been well established by IOM-MOPH will play a key role in providing active health services as well as in linking the migrants with the existing, well established Thai public health system.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Behavior Change Campaigns for HIV Prevention in the Infrastructure Sector A Pilot Activity to Adapt Video & Life Skill Materials to a Road Construction Setting - Lao PDR

The strategy of the project is to strengthen and support the Ministry of Communication, Transport, Post and Construction's response to the increased vulnerability of migrants, and nearby communities that they interact with, against HIV infection particularly for migrant laborers working on the ADB-supported Roads for Rural Development Project in Laos. The overall goal is to contribute towards national efforts to reduce HIV vulnerability and risk behavior among migrants, mobile workers and mobility-affected communities in Lao PDR.

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Social Mobilization of Migrant Poultry Workers, Traders and Transporter in Nigeria

The specific objectives are: 1. To conduct an avian influenza and pandemic preparedness Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, Beliefs, (KAPB) survey among migrant poultry workers, traders and transporters, 2.To map and identify migratory routes of this target population, 3.To implement avian influenza and pandemic preparedness social mobilization activities among poultry workers, traders, and transporters at the state level in Nigeria, and 4.To evaluate the impact of the social mobilization activities.

Central and West Africa, NigeriaCentral and West Africa, NigeriaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Pastoralism and HIV-AIDS in the Horn of Africa - Programme Mapping, Data Synthesis, and Recommendations for Policy and Further Research (PAHA)

The project objective is to assist IGAD and Member States to develop improved and holistic regional responses to the challenge of HIV/AIDS and pastoralism in the Horn of Africa. The study involves mapping of existing programmes, collection / synthesis of existing data from governments and implementing partners, and key informant interviews with UN/NGO actors, researchers, government officers, and pastoralist representatives in the region, ultimately for developing a strategy with costed action plan for regional holistic programming on HIV and pastoralism.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Pandemic Preparedness for Migrants and Host Communities - Asia and North Africa

This project will strengthen the capacity of community workers to increases migrant access to health care through training of trainers for community surveillance, home based care and social wellness of migrant communities. The project will also increase pandemic preparedness awareness of professionals such as border control and public health officers that work with migrant communities along borders. Social mobilization activities will also be conducted among select migrant communities. Sensitization of governments will ensure that migrant needs are included in national communication strategies and pandemic preparedness plans. This project will be implemented in Bangkok, Thailand and Cairo, Egypt where IOM has made contact with PIC and UNSIC regional officers, UN country team and national stakeholders. Scoping and sensitization missions will be conducted in one country in West Africa, one country in East Africa, one country in Southern Africa and one country in Latin America.

Asia and the Pacific, Thailand, Middle East and North Africa, EgyptEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Projects of Intervention for a Modular Strategy for AIDS Foreigners - Italy (PRISMA-Italy)

This project intends to implement on a scientific-base some HIV&AIDS prevention initiatives in team with associations dealing with migrants and HIV&AIDS as well as carry out a comparative study on effectiveness. The general objective : to control the HIV&AIDS spread among the migrant population in Italy. Specific objective: 1. Improve the HIV&AIDS knowledge and the perception of the risk of transmission among mi-grants in Italy., 2. Carry out a comparative study on HIV&AIDS prevention initiatives realized within the framework of this project as well as a contrast with the HIV&AIDS strategies implemented in the countries of origin of the target group.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Assisting Migrants and Communities- Analysis of Social Determinants of Health Inequalities (AMAC) - Europe

The project aims to consolidate the results and promote multi-stakeholder engagement in the dialogue on health inequalities linked to migration. The project will not only provide a follow-up to high-level events planned by the Portuguese EU Presidency, the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007, but will also expand the dialogue beyond health professionals to include stakeholders in linked fields such as social affairs and interior/justice. Through a series of three expert workshops and an EU-level consultation, the project will further the migration health policy agenda and foster synergies amongst ongoing EU-level projects to address health concerns of migrants and communities affected by migration.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
United Kingdom Tuberculosis Detection Programme (UKTBP)

At the request of the Government of the United Kingdom, IOM implements the Tuberculosis (TB) Detection Programme for visa applicants who intend to stay in the UK for a period of 6 months or longer. The main purpose of the programme is to address public health concerns regarding the spread of infectious tuberculosis in the UK by preventing the entry of people suffering from active TB until they have been successfully treated, as well as to facilitate access to diagnostics and referrals for treatment in the migrants’ countries of origin.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, East Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Southern Africa, Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, ZimbabweEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Global Health Assessment Programme - resettlements in Canada (HAPC)

At the request of the Government of Canada, IOM carries out migration health assessment and DNA sample collection services for immigration self-payer applicants referred by the local Canadian High Commissions, in accordance with the Canadian government’s instructions for medical and radiological examination of Canadian visa applicants.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, European Economic Area, Bulgaria, Romania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, UNSC Resolution 1244-Administered Kosovo, Ukraine, Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Global Health Assessment Programme - resettlements in Australia (HAPA)

At the request of the Government of Australia, IOM carries out migration health assessment and DNA sample collection services for immigration self-payer applicants referred by local Australian High Commissions, in accordance with the Australian government’s instructions for the medical and radiological examination of Australian visa applicants.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, European Economic Area, Romania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, UNSC Resolution 1244-Administered Kosovo, Ukraine, Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the CongoEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Global Health Assessment Programme - Resettlements in Other Countries (HAPOC)

At the request of governments and entities other than the Governments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States, IOM carries out migration health assessment, DNA sample collection, age assessment, and pre-departure medical assessment services for refugees, returnees, students and immigration self-payer applicants referred by various governments and entities, such as UNHCR.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Ghana, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Middle East and North Africa, Iraq, Jordan, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Russian Federation, SerbiaEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Global Health Assessment Programme - Resettlements in New Zealand (HAPNZ)

At the request of the Government of New Zealand, IOM is carrying out migration health assessment and DNA sample collection services for immigration self-payer applicants referred by the local New Zealand High Commissions.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, European Economic Area, Romania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, UkraineEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Health Assessments in Africa

The goals of this project are to guarantee, through appropriate medical screening planning, monitoring and support, that a number of eligible refugees consistent with the annual admission quota undergo the medical examination process within the duly timeframe. The project also aims to improve the quality of the medical clearance process through analysis, processing and dissemination of data included in OF 157 forms, enhanced follow-up of medical cases, reduced prevalence of untreated malaria and intestinal parasitosis.

Central and West Africa, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, East Africa, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Southern Africa, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, ZimbabweEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2008
Cholera Outbreak Preparedness and Response for Migrants and Mobile and Vulnerable Population Settings

This project aims to support the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MoHCW) in preparedness and responding to ongoing cholera outbreaks throughout the country. With particular focus on border areas and mobile and vulnerable population (MVP) settings, the project aims to contribute to strengthening the national capacity to respond to outbreaks, through enhancing disease surveillance in border areas and remote MVP communities, conducting intensive health education on hygiene promotion, pre-positioning the needed essential drugs and supplies, providing logistical support for response teams, distributing supplies, and ensuring effective reporting, and containing further outbreaks. In addition, the proposal aims to ensure the proper management of cases to reduce morbidity and mortality in the population.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Health Care Services to the Joint Organized IDP Return Operations

This is a continuation of the health assistance to the joint organized IDP return operations started in 2007. Addition to the program is mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in the return process. The overall objective is to work integrally with Government, UN and NGO partners to ensure safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return of displaced populations in Sudan. The project purpose is to ensure that there is health assistance in all phases of migration to safeguard the health of the individual and the public by: (1) Providing migration health information and advice well before departure. (2) Conducting medical screening, treatment and referral services. (3) Providing vaccination services especially measles vaccine to under 5 years' old children. (4) Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the IDP return operations. (5) Providing group medical escorts to all the convoys to attend to en route medical needs.

Middle East and North Africa, SudanMiddle East and North Africa, SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Health Assistance to Organized IDP Return Operations (HAOIO)

The overall objective is to work integrally with Government, UN and NGO partners to ensure safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return of displaced populations in Sudan. The project purposes will be to ensure that there is system of pre-departure health assessment and assistance to safeguard the health of the individual and the public by: 1. Conducting medical screening to assess general health status and health needs. 2. Providing essential medical care 3. Providing vaccination services, both routine vaccinations and others as appropriate 4. Providing health information and education including HIV/AIDS 5. Escorting convoys to attend en route medical needs

Middle East and North Africa, SudanMiddle East and North Africa, SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2008
Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) Zambia

This project is implemented within the framework of IOM’s regional Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) which is managed by MRF Pretoria. The main purpose of this project is to reduce HIV incidence and impact of AIDS among migrants, mobile populations, their families and those they interact with through on-the-ground interventions and enhanced programme capacity in different target sites in Zambia. This project specifically targets the mining sector in Kansanshi Mine, North Western Province, and commercial agricultural sector in Katete Ginnery, Eastern Province, both in Zambia. Lessons learnt through implementation of this project will be shared and replicated throughout the southern African region and will continue to inform policies and strategies that deal with issues of HIV, AIDS and migration.

Southern Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, ZambiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
A Rights-Based Approach to Empowering Migrant Women Affected by Violence - Vietnam

The project will work towards the promotion of the rights of women, specifically related to violence against women, and intends to achieve these goals by supporting local NGOs in the development of self-help groups for migrant women affected by violence. Through these groups, the needs and priorities of migrant women affected by violence will be discussed, developed, and articulated through various channels to the government, mass organisations, media, and communities. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to national efforts in reducing violence against women, improving the protection and support of women who have experienced violence. The specific objectives are: 1. to empower migrant women affected by violence to speak out and raise awareness of violence against women, strengthening policy development and implementation. 2. to increase psychosocial support for migrant women affected by violence. 3. to ensure policy development and implementation is based on proven, effective methods with direct involvement and participation of women affected by violence.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Community Mobilization and HIV-AIDS Prevention Among Labour Migrants and Their Family Members in 25 Districts of Tajikistan - Phase IV

IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of labour and social protection and NGO partners will continue STIs/HIV prevention activity among labour migrants and their families. The overall objective of the project is to decrease rate of growth of STIs/HIV/AIDS among labour migrants and their families in 25 target districts through community-based HIV/STI prevention, care and support interventions. The key points of the project are: 1) Capacity building of the government and nongovernment organizations, 2) Advocacy campaign, 3) Informational campaign on STIs and HIV prevention among labour migrants and their families, 4) Promotion of the VCT and services providing by friendly cabinets for labour migrants and their families.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) - Geneva

One of the main objectives of the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) is to punish the criminals involved while protecting the rights and well-being of their victims. In order to achieve this goal, effective cooperation between different law enforcement agencies, as well as cooperation between law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders, such as NGOs, trade unions and the private sector, is essential. This project aims to encourage cooperation between law enforcement institutions and a range of key stakeholders by establishing best practice models for each identified stakeholder. These models will take different forms depending on the stakeholder and will include guidelines, model agreements and recommended principles.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination to Communities of Mfantseman West District, Central Region, Ghana

The residents of Mfantseman West District in Ghana are made up of small fishing communities scattered throughout the district. This project aims at contributing to their awareness on HIV&AIDS prevention using Peer Educator model as its main strategy.

Central and West Africa, GhanaCentral and West Africa, GhanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2008
Global Health Assessment Programme - Resettlements in the USA (HAPUS)

At the request of the Government of the United States of America, IOM carries out migration health assessment, vaccination and DNA sample collection services to self-payer visa applicants referred by local US Embassies, in accordance with the US government’s technical instructions.

Asia and the Pacific, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Viet Nam, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, East Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Middle East and North Africa, Iraq, Jordan, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, UkraineEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2007
Strengthening Prevention and Assistance Activities in Sexual and Reproductive Health for the Beneficiaries of the National System of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) - Colombia

This project aims to strengthen prevention and assistance activities in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for children, youth and adolescents who are beneficiaries of the National System of Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar. To accomplish the above mentioned objective, this project will focus on two main areas, each with specific strategies: 1. Capacity building of personnel of the ICBF in sex education with emphasis on HIV, building a network for health and education services and in life skills. The capacity building will include the provision of a toolbox., 2. Prevention of HIV and early-unwanted pregnancies among youth and adolescents within youth groups and housing programs of ICBF.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Health Assessment for Australian Bound Migrants Visa Class 200 to 204 (HAGF)

The project refers to the health assessment of Australian-bound movements of visa classes 200 to 204.

Asia and the Pacific, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Guinea, Republic of the Congo, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Turkey, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zambia, ZimbabweAsia and the Pacific, AustraliaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2007
Increase Knowledge on Nutrition and HIV AIDS in Areas of Return and Migration - Angola

This joint project of IOM and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) will focus on capacity building activities for local NGOs and provincial/municipality governments on the link of HIV/AIDS and nutrition. Furthermore, the trained HIV activists will distribute, in close coordination with FAO, IOM and the local government, agricultural tool kits to vulnerable families. Trained agricultural staff will supervise this activity. This project will also build national capacities to fight HIV/AIDS, notably of MINARS (Ministry of Assistance and Social Reinsertion) and MINADER (Ministry of Agriculture). Staff from both Ministries will attend the trainings and participate actively in the study on HIV/AIDS and its impact on agriculture production and food security in return areas and migration corridors. This aims to support the HIV policy development in both Ministries.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
To Reduce Vulnerability of Fishermen to HIV AIDS - Congo

The present study proposes a methodology including: a literature review on STI / HIV / AIDS prevalence and control, as well as sexual and reproductive health aspects of the target populations in the selected area; collecting relevant information and data through interviews with target populations and stakeholders on the different aspects of the study objectives (questionnaire survey, focus groups); the organization of a summary synthesis workshop and presentation of results in Pointe-Noire (specialists, partners, beneficiaries, etc.).

Central and West AfricaCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Finca Sana Health and Highly Mobile Populations - Costa Rica

The project aims to contribute to improved health and human development among migrant indigenous workers of the Ngäbe-Buglé who travel into Costa Rica from Panama following the seasonal coffee harvest, through public private partnerships and a decentralized, community-based approach that focuses on: occupational health, child health, maternal health, and response to medical emergencies.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Costa RicaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, Costa RicaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Direct Health and Psychosocial Assistance Program - Extension Phase (DHPAP Extension)

The Direct Health and Psychosocial Assistance Program (DHPAP Extension Phase) aims to contribute to the efforts of the Ministry of Health, Government of Indonesia, to establish successful outreach and reintegration programs for communities affected by conflict by providing intensive general and mental health care for villages in Aceh affected by years of conflict. 

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2007
Migration of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Kenya - Validation Workshop

A two day National workshop will be held to validate the results of three studies on the migration of HRH in Kenya. The results of the workshop will contribute to a regional conference to be held in December, 2007 on the migration of HRH in East Africa. The objectives of the two day National Stakeholder Workshop are: 1. To validate findings from three study reports produced by the contracted consultants on Managing Migration of Human Resources for Health in Kenya, 2. To provide additional input required for improvement and finalization of the studies, 3. To encourage dialogue between stakeholders within health and related sectors.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
WHO-IOM Joint Asia Pacific Informal Meeting of Health Emergency Partners and Nursing Stakeholders Regional Workshop (JAPIM)

WHO in collaboration with IOM will co-organize a joint informal meeting that aims to create a forum where health emergency partners and nursing stakeholders coming from the Asia-Pacific region can meet, exchange views, strengthen partnerships, and improve coordination and collaboration and build the capacity and integrate nursing and midwifery personnel on natural and/or man-made disasters emergency management preparedness and response frameworks, teams and core activities.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Extend the Promotion and Prevention Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability of HIV-AIDS - Colombia (EPPS)

This proposal aims to strengthen the promotion and prevention strategies aiming to reduce the vulnerability to HIV among adolescents and young adults living in context of forced displacement in the 48 municipalities targeted by the Global Fund financed project in Colombia (GFPC). This will enhance the chances for sustainability of some of the project strategies of this particular project. To accomplish the above mentioned objective, this proposal will intensify the technical assistance and monitoring of the social, cultural and income-generating micro-projects on behalf of the GFPC Management Team and build HIV prevention skills and capacity among peer educators, teachers and educational officials.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2007
Protecting and Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights amongst Migrants, Displaced and Mobile Populations in Zimbabwe

The objective of the project is to protect women and girls within displaced settings against sexual abuse and exploitation, reinforce their rights to sexual and RH.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Enhancing Avian and Human Influenza Pandemic Preparedness to Migrants and Mobility Affected Communities in Laos

The objective of this project is to contribute to Lao PDR's national behavioral change and outbreak communication responses and avian influenza and human pandemic preparedness contingency activities for Vietnamese migrants in Laos. The purpose is to conduct a Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) assessment on AHI among Vietnamese migrants road construction workers in Vientiane and neighboring province of Borikhamsai, strengthen the avian influenza and human health pandemic preparedness capacity of primary health care workers who come in contact with Vietnamese migrant populations, to disseminate cultural and language-appropriate AHI and basic hygiene information for behavior change among 8,000 Vietnamese migrants working in Vientiane and neighboring province of Borikhamsai, and their surrounding host communities, to determine any change in the knowledge and attitude, practice or behavior in the targeted population after the interventions of this projects, and to collaborate with the UN system and partners and the national government to ensure the inclusion of the needs of migrants and mobile populations in the avian influenza and human pandemic contingency plans.

Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic RepublicAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Social Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Former Drug Users - Georgia

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the process of relieving the drug problem in Georgia in line with the Anti-Drug Strategy of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. Through the planned trainings and workshops social workers and medical personnel engaged in the field of drug addiction will receive up-to-date information on modern Western trends. The project objective is to enhance level of social work in the rehabilitation process of former drug users and persons in post-detoxification and methadone treatment, as well as modern approach of doctors and policy-makers working in the field of drug addiction towards patients.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, GeorgiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Malaria Prevention in Communities of Return and Absorption in Kuando Kubango Province and Moxico Province

This project aims to reduce the number of malaria infections among populations in selected municipalities in Moxico and Kuando Kubango by raising the awareness on malaria prevention and by distributing bed nets to selected households. In the first phase of this project, IOM will carry out a rapid participatory community assessment to identify the needs of the communities as regards malaria prevention and to determine the priority target groups requiring mosquito nets. Awareness raising shall be implemented through trained activists, who will go to the villages and explain to the community how they can protect themselves from malaria. The activists will visit every village at least twice to carry out the awareness activities.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2007
Health and Childcare Facilities at the Nongkhai Immigration Detention Center (IDC)

Due to temporary overcrowding at the Immigration Detention Center (IDC) in Nong Khai, IOM has been requested by the Royal Thai Government to build and service a temporary structure that will provide basic social services, including health and childcare, to migrants detained at the facility. Once the construction is complete, IOM will use the facilities to provide basic health care, mother and child care, and basic education for children up to the age of 14. Other educational and recreational activities will be provided as deemed appropriate by the IDC.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Improvement of Water and Sanitation System in Refugee Camp - Thailand (IWSS)

The project is designed to procure equipment and infrastructure to improve the water distribution and sanitation system at Mae La Refugee Camp, in Tasongyang District, Tak Province, Thailand, to procure vaccine for immunization of refugees in border camps of Thailand and to facilitate the implementation of the new technical instructions for panel physicians for the treatment of tuberculosis among refugees at Mae La Camp.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2007
Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Returned Migrants and Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe and Limpopo Province, South Africa

The project will contribute towards mitigating the negative consequences of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) among returned migrants at the Beitbridge Reception and Support Centre (RSC). The project purpose is to meet the reproductive health needs of victims/survivors of sexual and GBV among returned migrants. This will be achieved through strengthening IOM and Implementing Partners' capacity to better respond to the protection, counselling and medical needs of survivors of sexual and GBV, including the provision of adequate obstetric care and treatment to women in case of miscarriages, deliveries (on the way, or upon arrival) after being returned to Beitbridge. With funding from the Netherlands' Embassy in Harare, IOM would initiate a multi-sectoral cross-border approach to addressing sexual and GBV in order to cover the wider needs of survivors. Capacity-building training of law enforcement and social service officials on both the Zimbabwean and South African side of the border, is a major component of this project. The project will complement ongoing public information campaigns on HIV, GBV and Trafficking in Persons (TiP) targeting returned migrants at the Beitbridge RSC.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
HIV-AIDS Hot Spot Mapping and Situation Analysis along Kampala-Juba Transport Route

The hot spot mapping along the Kampala-Juba transport route project will enable a situational analysis of the context of HIV risk and vulnerability among high-risk populations in HIV hot spot areas as well as identify effective means and provide tools for gathering HIV behavioural data useful when working with high risk groups. The project will target sex workers and their clients, and other mobile populations including truck drivers, cross-border traders, as well as pharmacists, private clinicians, employers, and NGO staff. Project deliverables include gathering tools, qualitative database, description of methodologies, raw data, and a report describing the research process and findings. The project will facilitate future planning and programming by the GoU and partners under the leadership of the UAC and NACAES, as well as cross-border response with the Government of South Sudan and other partners in Sudan.

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination to IOM United Kingdom Tuberculosis Detection (UK TB) Programme Beneficiaries in Ghana (UKTB-Ghana)

The project will disseminate information, education, and communication (IEC) materials on HIV and AIDS as well as on TB to the clients of the IOM-UK TB screening programme in Accra. At this stage of the project, these will consist only of leaflets. Additionally, posters and audiovisual materials will be used to reach programme clients. Since target groups comprise the general population and are quite diverse in terms of HIV-related knowledge and behaviours, materials will not be specifically targeted to the needs of beneficiaries. Instead, IOM will select from existing materials that are readily available in Ghana. IOM will access free materials and also purchase or reproduce (with permission) IEC materials from agencies involved in the national HIV and AIDS response, including WHO, UNAIDS, Ghana AIDS Commission, National TB Programme, and NGOs. Materials either in English or in French language will be provided to beneficiaries upon registration at the TB clinic. Posters in English and French languages and audio-visual messages in English will be displayed in the waiting areas of the clinic.

Central and West Africa, GhanaCentral and West Africa, GhanaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Regional Meeting of the Latin America and Caribbean Cluster of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria in Colombia

This project aims to reduce the risk of exposure of 600,000 adolescents and young adults between 10 and 24 years towards STIs and HIV, in 48 municipalities living in context of forced displacement, from a comprehensive approach of attaining Human Rights and gender equity. The Latin America and Caribbean Cluster of The Global Fund (TGF) proposed to contract IOM Colombia to provide logistical support for its 2007 Regional Meeting for grant recipients of 21 countries and 5 multi-country programs which will take place on 10-12 October 2007 in Bogotá, Colombia. The aim of this meeting is to bring together representatives of Principal Recipients (PRs), Country and Regional Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM/RCM), regional partner agencies, civil society organizations and other relevant actors to discuss implementation issues, lessons learned and other important topics related to TGF in the Latin American region.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Programme Support for HIV Activities and Infrastructure Projects

The overall goal is to contribute towards national efforts to reduce HIV vulnerability and risk behaviour among migrants, mobile workers and mobility-affected communities in Vietnam and the region. The project purpose is to pilot the safe mobility and HIV package in an infrastructure project setting so that the package implementation can be documented in the ADB toolkit on infrastructure and HIV prevention and used throughout the region in strategic, coordinated approach.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Scaling-up HIV-AIDS Services for Populations of Humanitarian Concern

The project is a multi-agency collaborative initiative implemented jointly by IOM and Save the Children Norway (SCN) with technical support from UNFPA and UNICEF. The project is aimed at prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), reduction of vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, and provision of necessary support services. Beneficiaries of the project are vulnerable cross-border mobile populations who are forced to return from South Africa. Based on the IASC Guidelines for Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS interventions in Emergency Settings, UNFPA in collaboration with IOM developed a strategy to respond to GBV needs of women affected by forced migration at the South Africa - Zimbabwe border, more specifically Beitbridge border town. The strategy aims to: i) Improve access to minimum initial service package for rape survivors, ii) Build capacity among police and immigration officials to better respond to needs of rape survivors, and iii) Decrease the vulnerability of cross border populations to SGBV and risks for HIV infection.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Development of Training Module for HIV-AIDS Prevention - Tajikistan

The main project objective is to contribute in controlling Central Asia AIDS spread by strengthening potential and collaboration between, social, non-state and private sectors on the regional and national level. Specific objective is the development of training courses for trainers on the base of RTC in Tajikistan.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Physical and Mental Health Study of Kosovar Returnees From Switzerland Phase II - Kosovo

This project aims to monitor the 'evolution' of returnees' health over time and correlate this with the conditions of their migration, past and present socio-economic situation, and access to health services and, in the long run develop health-related recommendations for community and heath institutions to facilitate improvements to the health services provided to returnees in host countries and after arrival in their country of origin.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNSC Resolution 1244-Administered KosovoSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNSC Resolution 1244-Administered KosovoHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Study on Managing Migration of Human Resources for Health in Kenya

This study is meant to assess the social and economic 'costs and benefits' of migration of health workers in Kenya both internally and externally, to identify mechanisms of monitoring enabling an effective management of the dynamics of the migration of HRH and assist decision makers in formulating policies that reduce negative impacts and maximize possible positive effects.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
HIV Hot-spot Mapping for Hard-to-Reach Risk Populations in Somalia

The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards improved targeting, effectiveness, monitoring, and evaluation of HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support programmes in Somalia.

East Africa, SomaliaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Responding to HIV and AIDS in Communities of Return and Absorption in Angola - Pilot Phase

The project is a joint project of UNDP, UNICEF and IOM and it shall combine the efforts of UNDP and the Ministry of Education to include HIV awareness in the school curriculum, the capacity of UNICEF to develop IEC materials for the youth and the IOM efforts to sensitize selected return and receiving communities in Moxico, Kuando Kubango and Huambo Province on HIV and AIDS.

Southern Africa, AngolaSouthern Africa, AngolaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Increasing Public Health Safety Alongside the New Eastern European Union Border Line (PHBLM)

This project will contribute to increasing the public health safety of all EU member states and help provide appropriate healthcare to migrants entering the European Union border area as a fundamental human right. The project will address the eastern external border of the enlarged EU where the implementation of the Schengen criteria is an ongoing process (Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) . In support of the increased general security provided by Schengen II, the project aims to develop a Public Health and Border Management Module (PHBMM) as well as a proposal for structural changes in the public health services of target border sectors. These activities will be based on a comprehensive assessment of the necessary improvements in the required level of healthcare, including the facilities in the border regions, and specifically the safety and healthcare needs of the border management staff and of the migrants themselves.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Capacity Building for Health Care Staff on Asphyxia and Post-partum Hemorrhage in Bireuen, Indonesia (CBHC)

The project's overall objective is to contribute to the efforts to reduce neonatal, infant and maternal mortality in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province. This project intends to a) build the capacity of individual healthcare practitioners to identify and manage childbirth emergencies in the pre hospital home setting, with an initial focus on birth asphyxia and post-partum hemorrhage, b) build a training network of bidans in each sub-district with special expertise in the management of childbirth emergencies, to build a sustainable system of accessible and affordable continuing medical education for health care personnel at the puskesmas (sub-district) level throughout Bireuen district , and d) to assess and evaluate training methodologies and the acquisition of new skills.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2007
Promoting Livelihood of Migrant Children and their Families in Tsunami Affected Provinces of Thailand

This proposed project aims to improve the overall livelihood of migrants and reduce their vulnerabilities, particularly those of children, in two tsunami-affected provinces of Phang Nga and Ranong areas through: 1) Improvement of access to quality health services, (2) reduction of stigma and discrimination among host communities towards migrants, (3) facilitation of improved access to education, (4) promotion of rights of migrant children and their families, (5) provision of special protection to children in most exploitative situations, and (6) advocacy for improved migrant policy at the national and local levels.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
EU Partnerships to Reduce HIV & Public Health Vulnerabilities Associated with Population Mobility - EU Countries

Purpose of the project is for the documentation of key HIV and mobility related vulnerabilities within EU and enhanced partnership policy dialogue for potential joint actions. Activities include: 1.Contact national AIDS coordinators from the selected pilot study countries, in coordination and collaboration with UNAIDS, Brussels and WHO EURO, 2. Arrange and finalize the meeting date and venue for the first technical consultation on harmonizing rapid assessment methods for mapping vulnerabilities & hotspots, 3.Organize a consultation meeting to harmonize the technical methods with up to six national AIDS coordinators. The meeting will also include a public health researcher from each of these countries, preferably with experience in mapping quantitative and qualitative data methods, 4. Each pilot country to conduct the rapid mapping assessment of vulnerability & hotspots to generate evidence base for policy dialogue on reducing inequities and vulnerabilities to HIV and related TB-co-infections amongst migrants in the EU, 5. National AIDS coordinators, in collaboration with a research partner in their own country, to prepare country case study report on migrants and HIV, including TB-co-infection vulnerabilities. 

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Malaria, TB, and HIV-AIDS Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Migrants in Myanmar

IOM integrated project aims to reduce morbidity and mortality related to malaria and TB by facilitating access to and providing free malaria and TB diagnostic and treatment directly or through Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to the most vulnerable migrants and members of migration-affected communities. 

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Scaling-Up HIV and Aids Services for Migrant - Mobile and Vulnerable Populations in Zimbabwe

In order to improve health outcomes among mobile and vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe, IOM proposes to support the national authorities and other UN partners to strengthen the availability of appropriate and integrated HIV interventions in coordination with national programmes. Through the Expanded Support Programme (ESP), IOM will work closely with the national programme as defined through the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP) 2006 - 2010 to overcome practical obstacles and communication challenges to ensure equity and access to ART services by vulnerable groups including sex workers, the displaced and returned migrants. Other services such as HIV prevention for mobile populations will be consolidated and strengthened through increased collaboration with the NAC and United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) along with implementing partners working together to mainstream HIV prevention services. The goal of the programme will be to increase access to community-based HIV/AIDS interventions among highly vulnerable and hard to reach mobile populations, bolstering capacity and building partnerships around HIV/AIDS and population mobility.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Avian and Human Influenza (AHI) Pandemic Preparedness for Migrants

The project intends to contribute towards the global fight against avian and human influenza as part of the UN System and partners consolidated action plan. The project will pilot activities in Asia and Africa and work in collaboration iwth National Governments, Japanese NGOs in the field and other stakeholders at the country level. The project will emphasize that public information and communication to support behaviour change cuts across areas of sustaining livelihood, human health and continuity under pandemic conditions.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
ILO-IOM Paper on International Migration of Health Workers in Kenya

The project's aim is to strengthen social dialogue, build mechanisms for information exchange and consult within the national administration system. This is in recognition of the great potential of social dialogue to contribute positively to the development and reforms of health services, which enables them to draw upon their knowledge and experience. Therefore, the focus is to establish and facilitate in-country social dialogue to promote and include active participation of all stakeholders, women included, among the government, employer and worker representatvies with a view to exploring the effects of helath worker migration, both within and across borders, on national health systems. The analysis of existing policies and practices will help identify strategies for improved retention and effective management of health worker migration.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Improving Child, Maternal and Community Health in Aceh Province, Indonesia (Special Focus on TLCs) (ICMCHA)

IOM seeks to enhance the capacity of health care staff to address maternal, child and community health issues in Aceh. IOM proposes to focus on treatable childbirth emergencies which are a major cause of all maternal and neonatal fatalities and to assess needs in the temporary living centers and develop appropriate health care provision by satellite health clinic staff.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2007
Laboratory Capacity Enhancement in Asia and Mexico (LCEAM)

IOM will assess and provide training for existing and potential laboratory facilities used to provide TB diagnostics and monitor directly observed therapy (DOT) including multi-drug resistant TB, in US-bound refugee populations in Thailand and other areas.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2007
Reducing Vulnerability of Fishermen to HIV-AIDS in Mauritania

This project aims to support the Government of Mauritania through the National AIDS Executive Secretariat (SENLS) in strengthening the community response capacity, promoting safer sexual behavior and reducing Vulnerability of fishers and their environment to this epidemic in target communities. Finally, it aims to increase the knowledge and expertise of the actors in the community response to HIV / AIDS among fishermen and taking into account the specific nature of their mobility, their frequent travel activities and The instability of their residential status.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Migration and HIV-AIDS in Thailand

This project aims to contribute information to the Royal Thai Government that will assist in developing and implementing improved policies and programmes on HIV and mobility. A common data-gathering instrument will be developed, datasets compiled, and meetings held in at least 10 provinces in collaboration with MOPH to critically examine data. Datasets may include prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), other voluntary and confidential counselling and testing (VCCT), VDRL prevalence data from registration health examinations, male and sex worker STI clinic, sentinel surveillance data, and migrant blood donors. An expert will synthesize and provide contextual description of the data.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Health Assistance to Facilitated IDP Return Operations (HAFO)

The overall objective is to ensure safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return of displaced populations in Sudan. Project purposes will be to ensure that there is system of pre-departure health assessment and assistance to safeguard the health of the individual and the public health by: 1) Establishing medical screening procedures at points of departure, 2) Providing medical screening and on the spot treatment for IDPs with minor medical conditions, 3) Establishing pre-departure referral system for IDPs requiring tertiary health care, 4) Providing vaccination services, routine vaccines and other vaccines as appropriate, 5) Providing medical escort for the vulnerables or at risk IDPs, 6) Supporting health services at way stations and surrounding health facilities, 7) Supporting health services at underserved key areas of return.

Middle East and North Africa, SudanMiddle East and North Africa, SudanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2007
Targeted HIV Prevention and Community-based Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care and Support in Mobility-Impacted Communities in Mon and Kayin States

This year is continuation of phase of 6 year Global Fund project will continue to scale up HIV prevention, testing, treatment and support services for migrants and mobility impacted communities in South East Myanmar, including particular focus on support to cross-border collaboration and support to decentralisation efforts of the National AIDS Program in Myanmar.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Community Mobilization for HIV-AIDS Prevention among Labour Migrants and their Families - Phase III

The overall objective of the project is to decrease rate of growth of STIs/HIV/AIDS among labour migrants and their families in 25 target districts through community-based HIV/STI prevention, care and support interventions. The project will be aimed to change labour migrants behavior in order to decrease spreading STIs and HIV through raising the population awareness on STIs\HIV\AIDS prevention and promotion existing medical and legal service for labour migrants and their families.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Malaria Control for Forced Migrants and Affected Communities in Myanmar

Primary objective is to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality in the Mon state among the most vulnerable population, many of whom are forced migrants from neigbouring Kayin state, Bago and Thaninthayi divisions, and the central Myanmar area known as the "dry zone".

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Addressing the Problem of HIV-AIDS Among Migrants in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Contributing to reduce the incidence and impact of HIV and AIDS among migrants and other mobile populations though supporting multisectoral partners to strengthen policies and provide improved access to migrant-appropriate services for prevention, treatment, care and support.

Asia and the Pacific, IranAsia and the Pacific, PakistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2007
Installation of Prefabricated Heath House Structures in Earthquake Affected Areas in Pakistan (IPHHP)

This project aims at providing structures for 150 clinics to be used as lady health houses in NWFP and PaK The designed structures of the proposed lady health houses will be large enough to accommodate 'grassroots' clinic equipment and staff. The project will provide quick-impact and low-cost non-permanent structures for the health houses to enhance the primary level health care services in the earthquake affected districts.

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Reconstruction of Health Facilities in Earthquake Affected Areas in Pakistan (RHFP)

This project aims at replacing the temporary health facility set up put in place following the earthquake by construction of prefabricated structures. The location of each health facility has been carefully decided and justified using several indicators, such as the health facility utilization rate. The identified health facilities were heavily damaged or completely destroyed as a result of the earthquake and have been earmarked by ERRA Health Strategy for reconstruction during the first phase. Under this project three types of facilities will be constructed: I. THQ (Tehsil Headquarters Hospital); II. RHC (Rural Health Centre); and III. BHU (Basic Health Unit).

Asia and the Pacific, PakistanAsia and the Pacific, PakistanMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Ensuring Equal Rights for Minority EU Citizens to Social and Health Care Benefits in their Home Countries

This project constitutes the second phase of a current IOM project designed to improve the living conditions of Roma and Sinti minorities in their home lands and guarantee their rights as European citizens, specifically in areas of health and social affairs. The second phase of the project aims for the best possible utilisation of research and training from phase one. The overall structure of the project will contribute to promoting and supporting transnational exchange and mutual learning between selected European Union Member States and Accession countries on social inclusion policy regarding the Roma/Sinti minority. In particular, the project will focus on (i) human resource capacity building to strengthen relevant policy instruments in public administration, social services and health care (ii) building community assistance models, providing opportunities for exchange and learning (iii) providing assistance for the Roma community while also encouraging self help, health promotion and awareness and (iv) ensuring dissemination of information.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Participatory Learning Approaches - Workshops on Avian Influenza Pandemic Prepared and Response

IOM/MOPH join with UNICEF in organizing two Participatory Learning and Action Approaches (PLA) Workshops on Avian Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Chiangrai and Phang Nga provinces. The workshops would target health officers and migrant community health workers and volunteers working at public health facilities.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Capacity Building on HIV-AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers

The overall objective of this project, which constitutes an important part of Croatia's response to the HIV epidemic, is to maintain the current low HIV prevalence among Croatian migrant workers while reducing the risk of new HIV transmissions. 

European Economic Area, CroatiaEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Renforcement Du Secteur De La Sante En Republique Democratique Du Congo (RDSD)

In addition to the activities already initiated by the MIDA Great Lakes Health Program, the main objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of the health sector in the DRC by contributing to the improvement of the skills of the Congolese medical profession.

European Economic Area, BelgiumEuropean Economic Area, BelgiumHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Actions to Support HIV-AIDS Evidence Based Strategy in Italy

This project intends to implement an HIV/AIDS socio-behavioural research targeted at migrants living in Italy, to create a database of relevant projects on HIV and migrants as well as to assess the impact of HIV prevention material on migrants. Specific objectives are 1) to realize a qualitative and quantitative research to identify a profile for migrants with respect to information, risk perception, sexual and HIV/AIDS related behaviours, 2) to build up a data base - and its web interface - on HIV prevention for migrants, 3) to identify HIV/AIDS prevention strategies able to reach the migrants, that could be integrated within the national prevention plan, 4) to program trainings ad hoc devoted to relevant operators in order to transfer strategies that have been elaborated in the previous stage of the project.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Debterachin Our Exercise Book - Mitigating HIV-AIDS and Trafficking - Getting Female Students Involved into the Process (Extension)

This project supports the Ethiopian government's efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the prevention of human trafficking within and/or from Ethiopia. The project seeks to sensitize junior high and high school students on pertinent issues regarding trafficking and HIV/AIDS while encouraging them to pursue their education, both in schools and within the informal sector. Information dissemination through cartoon booklets, educational audio cassettes and educational music concerts staged in the four targeted cities of Addis Ababa, Awassa, Bahir Dar and Dire Dawa will be done. Peer education training will also be conducted in order to ensure sustainability of activities and with view to maintaining continued discussion in schools among students.

East Africa, EthiopiaEast Africa, EthiopiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Assistance to Migrant Women and Unaccompanied Minors Victims of Violence in Mexico's Southern Border

The overall objective of the project is to protect the rights and dignity of Central American migrant women and minors in Mexico's southern border. The project goal is to provide assistance to migrant women and minors victims of violence and sexual abuse in the area of Tapachula, at Mexico southern´s border, and promote their rights through direct medical and psychological assistance and strengthening sustainable institutional capacities at the local level to guarantee protection and follow-up mechanisms.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, MexicoCentral and North America and the Caribbean, MexicoHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
EAC-IOM Regional Stakeholders Baseline Study, Workshop on Migrant's Health & Migration of Health Workers in East Africa and 1st Meeting of the EAC Committee of Experts on Migration Health

IOM will bring together stakeholders and parties involved in health programs that target migrants and mobile populations in the region. The first day will be dedicated to the theme of 'Migrant's Health'. IOM will commission researchers to prepare three baseline studies to serve as keynote papers for the plenary sessions of the Workshop for EAC Member countries. The research will be conducted through a mix of primary (interviews), secondary research (reviewing documentation), as well as analysis and discussion of initial findings with Government parties and other stakeholders. Various speakers will be invited to contribute their experiences and views on this theme. The second day will be dedicated to the theme of 'Migration of Health Workers'. Similarly, IOM will commission researchers to prepare two baseline studies to serve as keynote papers for Uganda and Tanzania. The Workshop will be participatory in its entirety by consisting of plenary presentations, case studies, and group discussions providing an opportunity for informal exchange of experiences. The agenda will maintain a balance of key issues relating to migrants health and migration of health care workers in developing and developed countries, sending and receiving countries, as well as public and private sectors.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Mapping of the Social-Health Services within the PSASR in Rome (MSHS)

The project aims to explore the scenario of the social-health services connected to the Protection System for and Asylum-Seekers and Refugees (PSASR) projects by mapping them and their activities in order to have a clear picture of the situation in terms of social-health care of the asylum seekers, refugees and people holding subsidiary protection who are hosted in the 102 PSAR reception and integration projects. 

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Health Emergency Response in Sri Lanka (HERS)

The project ultimate goal is to improve the health status of war-displaced persons in the project catchment area through supporting the national disease surveillance system, improving accessibility to primary, secondary and specialized health care services including psychosocial and mental health care components, and strengthening the local health system through training, institutional support and coordination to respond to the ongoing and emerging health needs of the beneficiaries.

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Mandatory HIV Testing for Employment of Migrant Workers in Bangkok (MHMW)

The research aims to place firmly the topic of mandatory HIV testing on migrant workers on the region's HIV agenda, providing clarity and guidance to its social partners on this topic, and identifying gaps between (and among) labour and migration legislation. The research will analyze laws, actual practices, testing procedures and statistics of HIV testing for employment of migrant workers in 8 South-East Asian countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2006
Tuberculosis Treatment Enhancement for US Refugees in Tak Province, Thailand (TTEUR)

The goal of this project is to provide support for the provision and expansion of IOM capacity used to support diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), including Multi-drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) among U.S. bound refugees. This contract is to support the IOM's ongoing role in screening and treating TB in refugees who are currently living in refugee camps in Thailand. IOM will focus on expanding laboratories used to support TB diagnosis and monitoring of directly observed therapy, including the purchasing and upgrading of laboratory equipment and additional training of staff, and improving patient treatment and care, through hiring of additional staff to support TB diagnostics and monitoring of therapy.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2006
Enhanced Surveillance and Treatment of Tuberculosis for US Bound Refugees at Saraburi, Thailand (ESTT)

The aim of this project is to provide support for the provision and expansion of IOM laboratories used to support diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), including Multi-drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) among U.S. bound refugees. This contract is to support the IOM's ongoing role in screening and treating TB in refugees who are currently living in refugee camps in Thailand. IOM will focus on expanding laboratories used to support TB diagnosis and monitoring of directly observed therapy, including the purchasing and upgrading of laboratory equipment and additional training of staff, and improving parient treatment and care, through hiring of additional staff to support TB diagnostics and monitoring of therapy.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2006
Improving Overseas Health Assessment and Management of US - Bound Refugees in Manila, Geneva, Nairobi, Ho Chi Minh City, Moscow (OHAU)

The project aims to prevent disruption of resettlement activities, protect public health in the USA against importation and spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, reduce financial burden on the U.S. health system and provide individual protection through vaccination of the U,S.-bound refugees, according to recommendations of the HHS/CDC Advisory Council for Vaccination Practices.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet Nam, East Africa, Ethiopia, KenyaEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2006
Direct Health and Psychosocial Assistance Project, Indonesia - Phase II (DHPAP II)

This project aims to contribute to the Indonesian Government's peace-building and reintegration efforts by providing direct medical assistance and establishing effective mechanisms for medical treatment and health care access for amnestied prisoners, former combatants and vulnerable persons associated with the conflict.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Development of the Interface between CDC's EDN and IOMs MiMOSA

IOM and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA will create a platform that will enable electronic transfer of medical information generated for the health assessment of US-bound refugees from IOM's Migration Management Operational Software Application (MiMOSA) to CDC's Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) software. The aim is to standardize, expedite and facilitate access of medical information by the CDC and health care personnel who provide post-arrival follow up and management for refugees with medical conditions. Special focus will be given to conditions of public health importance such as tuberculosis and other transmittable diseases.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2006
To Reduce Vulnerability of Youth to HIV-AIDS and STIs and to Strengthen Reproductive and Sexual Health in Cross Border Communities in West Africa

Despite the crucial issues inherent in their reproductive and sexual health, young people in Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Guinea continue to have significant and unmet needs for HIV / AIDS and STIs. This worrying situation is worsening even more among young people in these countries living in border communities with strong subregional mobility. This project aims to build the capacity of young people for sexual and reproductive health through knowledge building, training for sexual and reproductive health skills, changing attitudes towards STI / HIV / AIDS, voluntary anonymous testing and referral to care structures. IOM / MRF-Dakar intends to intensify and intensify prevention and care activities for young people in the border areas of Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Guinea.

Central and West Africa, SenegalCentral and West Africa, SenegalHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
DNA Testing for 25-30 Families on Behalf of UNHCR in Kenya

UNHCR intends to conduct DNA testing for refugees in order to mitigate family composition fraud and to comply with Standard Operating procedures. IOM has agreed to undertake the technical aspects of UNHCR's DNA testing programme.

East Africa, KenyaEast Africa, KenyaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Malian Migrants Living with HIV in France

The aim of the study is to describe and analyze the living conditions and overall management of seropositivity, disease and antiretroviral treatment in Malian migrants living in France.

European Economic Area, FranceEuropean Economic Area, FranceHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Cross Border Mobility, Irregular Migration and HIV-AIDS Information Dissemination Strategy in Zimbabwe

The project will conduct nationwide information campaign on the risks of and realities of migration and HIV/AIDS which will assist potential Zimbabwean migrants to make informed choices about safe and and legal migration and their health needs. The overall goal of IOM Zimbabwe's 2006 Strategic Plan is to contribute to the management of cross-border (international) and internal migration and to address the needs and vulnerabilities of migrants and mobile populations. More specifically, its purpose is to protect the rights and address the needs of migrants and mobile populations.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Placing Foreign Health Care Professionals in South Africa

The project proposed here is a preliminary assessment phase of a subsequent programme that aims to strengthen the capacity of the public sector health care services in South Africa by facilitating the recruitment and placement of foreign health care professionals. IOM's regional office in Pretoria (MRF Pretoria) will assess the interest and availability of health care professionals in three selected developed countries to work in the public sector in South Africa, via a mapping exercise of relevant institutions and associations. The assessment, which will be implemented with assistance from IOM offices in the selected three countries, will form the basis for subsequent information campaigns, and other activities that will complement the work of South African local partners who work in recruiting foreign health care professionals in the public sector health care of South Africa. In this first phase, MRF Pretoria also aims to set up a web-based information database with information on health worker migration, as part of the IOM MRF Pretoria website (www.iom.org.za). In addition, MRF Pretoria will organise a stakeholder meeting on health worker migration with relevant partners in South Africa, to ensure coordination and explore future collaboration.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Internally Displaced Persons HIV-AIDS Mapping Project 2006 in Uganda (IHAB)

The project aims to assist the UN agencies, Government of Uganda, international and national actors to improve coordination of HIV/AIDS prevention and assistance activities in emergency settings, with focus on internally displaced persons (IDPs) through improved systems for data collection and updated camp based data that will enable better coordination of interventions and well targeted HIV/AIDS programmes. 

East Africa, UgandaEast Africa, UgandaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Supporting Tsunami-Hit Migrants - Health in Thailand (HSMF)

The aim of this project is to improve health care services and increase health care access for migrants and families who have been affected by the tsunami disaster. The project will include implementation of the following activities: (1) Support the existing Migrant Health Coordination Center so it may continue to deliver health care services, (2) Provide health care services and conduct psychosocial support activities to improve mental health within migrant communities, (3) Strengthen the efficiency of Community Health Workers (CHW) and Community Health Volunteers (CHV) in delivering health services to migrants and families, and (4) Continue to assist local NGOs with the retrieval and identification of bodies that remain unclaimed after the tsunami disaster.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Capacity Building for HIV-AIDS Prevention and Care for Migration Affected Communities in Myanmar

This project will establish community-based mechanisms for preventing and mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS in mobility-affected areas of the Mon state. Mon state was selected because it is a source and destination area for migrants and because IOM's existing project activities and contacts with migrant communities and local authorities can contribute to the successful implementation of the activities of this project. The initiative will adapt community-based development models, including Participatory Action Research (PAR), to enable communities to develop their own programmes for prevention, care and support. The PAR methodology requires communities to participate in planning and action compared to more traditional health education projects which are externally driven.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Capacity Building for HIV-AIDS Prevention and Care for Ministry of Health Staff in Mon State, Myanmar

The project will build local capacity by establishing community-based mechanisms for preventing and mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS in mobility affected areas of the Mon state. The initiative will adapt community-based development models that will enable communities to develop their own programmes for prevention, care and support. The project will work at various levels (national, state/division, township and village) on advocacy and capacity-building to assist communities to further their own understanding of HIV/AIDS and its social and economic impacts. One of the project's objectives is to reduce stigma and promote inclusion through workshops and discussion forums for local authorities (police, immigration, health, etc).

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Psychosocial Support for Displaced Families-Children in Sri Lanka Through Pre School and After School Activities

The focus of this project is to continue to support and enhance the current 10 pre schools that are functioning in IOM transitional shelter sites in 3 tsunami affected districts (Trincomalee, Batticaloa & Ampara). The Pre School activities are conducted in the community centres located in the IOM transitional shelter sites. The children attending the pre schools are between 2 and 5 years of age while the after school activities are aimed at older children. Following the tsunami the main objective of the pre schools was to try to create a sense of normality for young children & their families. In addition, the pre school activities sought to build bonds and create a sense of unity between these families who found themselves living in close proximity with people they may not have known. IOM supports 20 Pre School teachers & teacher assistants to work in the pre schools in 3 districts. Many of the teachers and teacher assistants are tsunami-affected themselves and some reside in IOM transitional housing. The Pre School activities are an important component of IOM's overall psychosocial activities and have become an important part of many children's daily lives on the transitional sites as they provide spaces for children to interact with each other and encourage play and creativity through games, drawing and oth

Asia and the Pacific, Sri LankaAsia and the Pacific, Sri LankaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
IOM - Capacity Building of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for Tripartite Project in Dhaka

The goal of the project is to build capacity of law enforcement agencies to understand the extent of the drug dependence issues, strengthen referral systems for drug dependence treatment, and deliver HIV awareness and prevention messages to the community they serve to support the reduction of drug dependency and prevent HIV. 

Asia and the Pacific, BangladeshAsia and the Pacific, BangladeshHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Emergency Disaster Response in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (EDRY)

The specific objectives are to provide emergency medical assistance for up to 600 victims and/or displaced persons and other vulnerable populations by facilitating medical referrals and arranging local medical evacuations to another health facility; assist up to 1,500 displaced persons who have completed medical treatment and their family escorts return to their places of origin; develop a medical database for those provided medical assistance, and provide such information to the government authorities; distribute essential food and non-food items to affected populations; and provide transportation, storage, communication and coordination support for the distribution of aid to affected areas.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Responses to HIV Risks and Gender Based Violence (GBV) within Emergencies in Harare

The project will be a continuation of a programme that is aimed to mainstream HIV prevention services and GBV prevention and referral services into the existing humanitarian response specifically within the context of addressing food security and nutrition for vulnerable households. As such, the project supports the improvement of HIV prevention services for vulnerable populations, one of the 4 strategic objectives of the health sector response plan.

Southern Africa, ZimbabweSouthern Africa, ZimbabweHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Pre-Departure Health Assessments for Australian Government-Funded Cases (PDHAU)

IOM will conduct health assessments and treatment services for government-funded migrants going to Australia. The pre-departure health screening services will be based on the new protocol the purpose of which is to reduce the post-arrival medical issues that are presented by Refugee and humanitarian visa holders and to ensure better follow up and treatment on-shore of health problems that have been identified at the point of departure. The project will start in Kigoma and Tanzania, and will expand to other countries in East and West Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia in 2006.

Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Central and West Africa, Ghana, Guinea, East Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Turkey, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zambia, ZimbabweEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance2006
HIV-AIDS Prevention and Vulnerability Reduction Project

This project intends to contribute to limiting the further spread of HIV/AIDS in Angola and Zambia in the context of the expected return of up to 25,000 Angolan nationals and the surrounding local population. Through this project, IOM aims to raise levels of HIV/AIDS awareness in Zambia and Angola, and to increase the capacity of returnees to utilize information to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The project will target Angolan returnees from Zambia with peer education and skills development training to ensure the effective transfer of human resources to Angola. Peer educators and community health workers will serve as point people working in the various sectors of the HIV/AIDS information and skills development campaign (sports, drama, nutrition, agriculture, Life Skills, etc) providing refugees with information pertinent to each sector.

Southern Africa, ZambiaSouthern Africa, ZambiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Women Migrants and Reproductive Health in Regione Campania

The overall objective of this project it is to identify relevant indicators and best practices to improve Regione Campania's health structures related to reproductive health for migrant women.

European Economic Area, ItalyEuropean Economic Area, ItalyHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Baseline Data Collection and Rapid Assessment Along Three Major Transport Corridors in Vietnam (BDCVN)

The purpose of this proposed data collection is to determine the knowledge and behaviour of truck drivers and to establish the baseline data necessary for supporting appropriate, essential services and advocacy for transport workers, especially truck drivers. The data will be used to determine what services are necessary, will be most effective, and will be widely accepted by mobile populations. It will also provide direction for the nature of appropriate preventative activities in the context of current behaviour and knowledge of truck drivers. The data collection will also be essential in determining messages and approaches for advocacy, and assessing the efficacy of project activities.

Asia and the Pacific, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, Viet NamHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Communicable Disease Control and Health Promotion for Migration-affected Communities in Selected Townships of the Mon State

Following MSF-France's decision to pull out from Myanmar effective in February 2006, five successful Malaria Control Units in Mon State, reaching a large number of migrant workers and their families run the risk of being closed down for lack of financial and managerial support. A closure of the Malaria Control Units or a break in services will result in a loss of momentum, an interruption in well-established working relationships with local health and political authorities, de-mobilization and/or loss of trained staff and diversion of laboratory equipment to other activities the local authorities might find more important. This project will continue the operations of the MSF-France Malaria Control Units and ensure continuity of access by a highly vulnerable population, to WHO-standard malaria early diagnosis and prompt and effective treatment in three selected townships of the Mon State. Particular attention will be made to low-income, migrant and host communities affected by highly resistant, endemic malaria. The initiative contributes directly to implementation of the malaria national strategic plan.

Asia and the Pacific, MyanmarAsia and the Pacific, MyanmarHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Epidemiological Risks of Mobility - HIV-AIDS Prevention for Migrants in Moldova - Phase 1

Through this proposed initiative, IOM will support the HIV/AIDS national response, while building capacity for migration health management. The project will conduct wide-reaching information outreach in Moldova and main destination countries to inform migrants of the dangers of infection, facilitate the inclusion of migrant health interests in national strategies on HIV and foster partnerships with Moldovan Diaspora communities in main destination countries. Further, the intervention will enhance the base of information for successful HIV/AIDS preventive interventions targeted at mobility-affected communities in Moldova and provide research support on key subjects in the field.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of MoldovaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Republic of MoldovaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Regional Initiative for the Caribbean on HIV-AIDS and Mobile Populations - Phase II

The Baseline Assessment, on which the proposed project builds, focuses on mobile populations in the Barbados, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad, who are at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS. Phase 2 of the project will consist of the design and implementation of a replicable model of intervention for HIV prevention and access to care among mobile populations. The intervention will be based on the outcomes of the Baseline Assessment and will target women who work at market places along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well as migration/police officers and the military. A general HIV/AIDS information outreach programme will be implemented, which includes information on TB, STIs and reproductive health.

Central and North America and the Caribbean, Dominican RepublicCentral and North America and the Caribbean, United States of AmericaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Direct Health and Psychosocial Assistance Project (DHPAP)

This program is not envisaged as a long-term strategy. Rather it is seen as one that will fill in a 'service gap' to provide a humanitarian medical response to address the emergency or intermediate health and/or mental health/psychosocial needs of the target groups who are not able to receive medical support during the transitional phase of trust and confidence-building, and with a vision that this will further entice the (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka - GAM) GAM leadership and former combatants to come forward with decommissioning lists in a timely manner as agreed under the GOI/GAM MOU. This action is therefore seen as a critical and integral support to the overall implementation of the peace agreement. The Direct Health and Psychosocial Assistance Program (DHPAP) aims to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Indonesia to ensure the successful reinsertion to civilian life of a combined caseload of 5,000 former combatants and amnestied prisoners, and thus facilitating GoI's long term goals of achieving a peace process in the Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Regional Project Development Officer on HIV-AIDS and Population Mobility for Southern Africa

The aim of this contribution by UNAIDS is to help increase IOM's action on HIV/AIDS issues in the Southern African region. Duties and Responsibilities: Working under the direct supervision of the IOM Regional Representative and in close coordination with the Regional Project Development Officer in Pretoria, and with technical guidance and support from IOM's Migration Health Department (MHD) in Geneva and Nairobi, the incumbent will serve as the Coordinator for the overall development, integration, management and advocacy of IOM initiatives on HIV/AIDS and population mobility in Southern African.

Southern Africa, South AfricaSouthern Africa, South AfricaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Avian Flu Materials to Migrant Populations

To create effective educational interventions in the form of a cartoon booklet and an informative video CD to disseminate information regarding avian influenza to local government health officials, migrants, and ultimately rural populations along the Thai-Burmese border.

Asia and the Pacific, ThailandAsia and the Pacific, ThailandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Migration and Human Resources for Health - from Awareness to Action (MHRH)

This seminar is based on reflections from previous inter-sessional International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) seminars in the filed of migration, health and development. The primary goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders from governments, intergovernmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations to exchange experiences and develop a better understanding of the dynamics involved in the migration of the health care workers. The role of partnerships and collaboration with business and civil societies in the management of health care worker migration will also be explored.

GlobalEuropean Economic Area, SwitzerlandHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Direct Health and Psychosocial Assistance to Vulnerable Persons within Conflict Affected Communities in Nanggroe Aceh Darrusalam (DHPAV)

This project is designed to bridge the gap in the delivery of effective, adequate and appropriate medical treatment as well as mental health/psychosocial services and follow up for vulnerable groups affected by the armed conflict, which may include ex combatants and prisoners. It will focus on 3 components: establishment of a referral system for patient pre-selection, provision of immediate or emergency medical treatment and evidence-based capacity-building.

Asia and the Pacific, IndonesiaAsia and the Pacific, IndonesiaMigration health assistance for crisis-affected populations2006
Community Mobilization for HIV-AIDS Prevention among Labour Migrants and their Families - Phase II

The overall objective of the project is to build capacity of communities' residents to combat HIV/AIDS epidemic among labour migrants and their families. The project will be aimed to decrease labour migrants and their family's vulnerability to STIs and HIV through increasing the population awareness on STIs/HIV prevention and promotion existing medical and legal service for labour migrants and their families.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TajikistanHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
HIV-AIDS National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IOM will implement activities aimed at decreasing the vulnerability of mobile populations in BiH to HIV/AIDS. The project will involve the active participation of local and international actors in the field of HIV/AIDS assessment, prevention and response. These include institutions, which are essential to developing policy, civil society, which reaches out to the general public and assists people living with HIV/AIDS, and mass media, which communicate information on HIV/AIDS to the general public. This project will conduct research to assess the needs and perceptions of migrant groups and to assess the best approaches to reach them with HIV/AIDS prevention activities. Based on the results of this research, IOM will build the capacity of local actors to address HIV/AIDS among mobile populations. The project will also support developing networks between BiH institutions and NGOs in the Entities and Brcko district, and between institutions and NGOs in BiH and other countries in Southeast Europe.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Institutional Strengthening in HIV-AIDS Testing and Treatment

One objective of the project is the improvement of the quality of the services offered by the health sector in terms of HIV and AIDS testing and treatment. In order to achieve this, a series of workshop for a number of health functionaries will be conducted. The health functionaries at the first level will be trained to improve the voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) offered to adolescents and young adults in contexts of forced internal displacement. The health functionaries at the second and third level will be trained to improve the comprehensive treatment given to the adolescents and young adults in contexts of forced internal displacement. The workshop will also constitute an opportunity to strengthen the coordination needed between these two service levels in order to define each step in the route to access to these categories of health services. The directors of the hospitals offering HIV and Aids treatment will also be invited to participate in the workshop as an effort to promote their engagement and commitment to this cause.

South America, ColombiaSouth America, ColombiaHealth promotion and assistance for migrants2006
Health Assessments in Southwest Asia

The contribution of the US Govt (thru PRM) is earmarked to the medical costs related to the movement of refugees from Nepal to the USA.

Asia and the Pacific, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaCentral and North America and the Caribbean, United States of AmericaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance1990
Health Assessments in Middle East-North Africa

The contribution of the US Govt (thru PRM) is earmarked to the medical costs related to the movement of refugees from Jordan to the USA.

Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TurkeyEast Africa, KenyaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance1990
Medical Screening of Pre-Payers to Canada, Australia, and the US from Kiev (MSKIEV)

The general purpose of the project is to contribute to the joint efforts to organize and perform medical examination of migrants. Activities include medical screening and documentation of migrants at medical facilites in Kiev contracted by IOM.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineMigration health assessments and travel health assistance1990
Health Assessments in Ukraine

IOM provides appropriate staff, facilities, equipment and management to assist in the processing of individuals applying for refugee status and for resettlement in the United States. IOM activities include: counselling, medical screening,  transportation, medical escorts, among others.

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineSouth-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UkraineMigration health assessments and travel health assistance1990
RSC Processing in Europe

The programme aims to establish a mechanism to enhance PRM's and the USINS' responsibilities for administering the U.S. refugee admissions program in the former Soviet Union as well as to provide high-quality, low-cost and responsive, as well as standardized and automated, processing of refugee applicants.

European Economic Area, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, UkraineCentral and North America and the Caribbean, United States of AmericaMigration health assessments and travel health assistance1990
Health Assessments in Southeast Asia

This project has been concerned with the resettlement of Burmese refugees from Maneeloy and other refugee camps in Thailand to the US.

Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet NamAsia and the Pacific, ThailandMigration health assessments and travel health assistance1990