The Global Fund provides financial support for life-saving interventions to countries bearing the highest disease burden and lowest economic capacity, where the key and vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. The Global Fund does not implement directly but instead funds programmes implemented by countries, regional organizations, and partners in over 100 countries with high-level burdens of HIV, TB, and Malaria. The Global Fund partnership focuses…Read more
Three journal articles are featured, namely: (1) a bibliometric analysis of migration health research in peer-reviewed publications from 2000 to 2016; (2) the role of research in supporting evidence-informed health responses related to migration; and (3) assessment of the health impact of medical examination of US-bound refugees. Poster presentations presented at the North American Refugee Health Conference and at the 22nd International AIDS Conference are also included.
A book on Mozambique’s national HIV response in emergency settings is outlined. Two reports on the Study on Mapping and Size Estimation of Key Populations in Somalia and Somaliland are profiled. An article about the invisibility of some migrant and mobile population groups in pandemic influenza preparedness plans is presented. Conference abstracts presented during the World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in May in Edinburgh are also included.
A book on IOM’s response to Ebola crisis is profiled. Three reports are featured on the Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey conducted in Somalia and Somaliland. Lastly, three articles are presented which examine (1) undocumented migrants’ access to medical care in Latin American countries; (2) health system responses related to infectious disease prevention and control among refugees and asylum seekers in EU; and (3) challenges migrants and refugees face in accessing …Read more
Author/s: International Organization for Migration
This publication presents the results of a study conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Republic of Belarus in 2018 within the project “Study on nexus between migration and HIV in Belarus” with financial support from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
One of the key purposes of the study was to identify the level of awareness of HIV and its routes of transmission among the target groups: 1) international drivers, 2) foreign…Read more
Documento Exploratório sobre a Resposta Nacional ao HIV em Situações de Emergência em Moçambique: Utilizando os Estudos de Caso de Gaza e Zambézia
Author/s: Laura Nicole Tomm-Bonde
Moçambique é frequentemente palco de emergências humanitárias que incluem secas, cheias, ciclones, conflito e doenças epidémicas, entre outros. Este estudo exploratório foi realizado em 2017 no âmbito da “Resposta Nacional ao HIV em Situações de Emergência em Moçambique”. O estudo concluiu que existe uma carência de preparação e coordenação nos departamentos do Governo e outras entidades, e no sistema de acção humanitária da ONU que impossibilita estas agências de responder adequadamente às…Read more
Author/s: Alison Crawshaw, Manish Pareek, John Were, Steffen Schillinger, Olga Gorbacheva, Kolitha Wickramage, Sema Mandal, Valerie Delpech, Noel Gill, Hilary Kirkbride, Dominik Zenner
The UK, like a number of other countries, has a refugee resettlement programme. External factors, such as higher prevalence of infectious diseases in the country of origin and circumstances of travel, are likely to increase the infectious disease risk of refugees, but published data is scarce. The International Organization for Migration carries out and collates data on standardised pre-entry health assessments (HA), including…
The International Organization’s (IOM) Migration Health Division acts with Member States, UN agencies and other partners in the international community to meet the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration health issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants. This report provides a snapshot of IOM’s health activities in 2017 and presents key achievements…Read more
Author/s: IOM Somalia
Foreign nationals' access to HIV services in the Republic of Tajikistan: achievements and challenges
Author/s: Rukhshona Kurbonova
A poster abstract prepared by IOM Tajikistan for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23 to 27 July 2018.