Author/s: WHO, IOM
Health literacy in health care is crucial to achieving a reduction in child mortality, improving maternal health, combating infectious diseases, and improving health outcomes. However, refugees and migrants may have lower health literacy than the host community, most often due to poor access to educational resources and information programmes, and related to economic, social, and language barriers. Refugees may also have difficulty interacting with health information due to low literacy…Read more
The purpose of this Mid Term Review (MTR) was to review and evaluate the project approach, progress and results to date against the agreed results framework indicators, with a focus upon relevance, efficiency and effectiveness.
At midterm, several successes have been recorded. These include increases in knowledge and enhanced coverage by SRH services for adolescents and young people, migrants and sex workers, as well as members of host communities.
Also significant is the…Read more
SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project; A synthesis report of the regional, national, and community dialogues
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst Sexual and Productive Health (SRH) outcomes globally, including high rates of unplanned pregnancies, maternal morbidity and mortality, unmet family planning needs, high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), cervical cancer and unsafe abortions. Poor SRH outcomes are heightened among migrant girls and women, many of whom are pressured into risky migration decisions for their survival, while having limited …Read more
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes globally. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights-HIV Knows No Borders (KNB) is a project covering six migration-affected countries in Southern Africa: Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia.
The project seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive (including HIV-related) health of both migrant and non-migrant adolescents and young people, sex workers and others who live…Read more
IOM’s HIV and SRHR Knows No Borders (KNB) project is part of a regional programme of work on HIV/AIDS and SRHR in Southern Africa (2016-2020). In 2019, MDF Training and Consultancy was commissioned by the donor to conduct an evaluation of the five projects, including KNB, that together comprise the regional programme. The evaluation included contribution analysis and case studies in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, three of the six countries where the KNB project is operating.
Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance: 2019 Overview of Pre-migration Health Activities
IOM's Global Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP), under the Migration Health Division, conducts pre-migration health activities that are among the most established and longest-standing services provided by the Organization. These activities are undertaken in the context of regular international migration at the request of receiving country governments and vary in scope according to receiving country protocols and the epidemiological profile of the country of origin. This report…Read more
Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has realized the importance of migrant health and is committed to implementing Resolution 70.15 “Promoting the health of refugees and migrants” endorsed by WHA in May 2017. However, this determination to better safeguard migrants is impeded by a dearth of data on Vietnamese internal and cross-border migrants’ health and access to health-care, with limited information on stakeholders’ roles in responding to migration-related health challenges domestically…Read more