Author/s: Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
This study among Nepalese migrants is under the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were to: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services…Read more
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Larisa Ivanova, Irina Zhuravleva, Natalya Isaeva, Tuula Vasankari, Arvid Nyberg, Mikko Vauhkonnen
While there is a number of studies on prevalence of risk behaviors with respect to communicable diseases among labor migrants in Russia, practically no systematic research linking together their socio-economic background, life circumstances, awareness levels and information sources on communicable diseases has been conducted. At the same time in designing disease prevention campaigns, program planners need to take these factors into account. Responding to these demands,…Read more
Author/s: Montira Inkochasan, Kyaw Myint Tun, Patrick Duigan, Paula Bianca Blomquist, Jaime Calderon, Min Yun Aung
This study provides an assessment of HIV vulnerabilities and access to HIV healthcare services among key affected populations that live or work along the economic corridor between Myawaddy and Kawkareik. The research targets migrants, female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs. The assessment applied a mixed methods approach, acquiring, mapping quantitative data and qualitative data.
Author/s: IOM South Africa
A bulletin of news and information on IOM Migration and Health activities in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
- IOM and USAID/PEPFAR launch expanded Ripfumelo II
- IOM at the XIX International AIDS Conference
- A Day in the Life of a Migrant Female Sex Worker
- Southern African countries Join Forces to Elimnate TB in the Mines…
Author/s: IOM South Africa
A bulletin of news, information and analysis on migration and health in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
- IOM South Afruca opens new health assessment centre
- IOM Awarded for contribution to improved health care
- The Wives behind Mozambique's migrant mineworkers
- IOM Sensitises Vulnerable Population on HIV Prevention …
Author/s: IOM Kenya
Nearly 30 years ago, the HIV epidemic was first identified as a major problem along East Africa’s road axes. While transport corridors are no longer the primary source of new infections in Kenya, they remain a significant driver of the epidemic. The Government of Kenya has therefore prioritized populations along transport corridors as among “the most important most-at-risk populations that are not adequately covered by the national HIV prevention strategy” (NACC, 2009).…Read more
Author/s: AIDS & Mobility Europe (A&M) Associated Partners
This guidebook was written to assist people from from many cultural and language backgrounds, especially young people and their families, to better protect themselves. It also aims to take away fear, to enable dialogue and to help in fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis. The AIDS & Mobility Europe project brings together people from many languages and cultures. The content of this book reflects experiences from many countries. It was…Read more
Author/s: Andre Croucamp, Alastair Findlay, Gerhard van Wyk
A comic resource exploring the challenges facing a migrant community, with a particular focus on HIV vulnerability.
Chasing Dreams aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing migrants, mobile workers and the communities with whom they interact. Of particular significance is their vulnerability to HIV. While the story is set in Walvis Bay, Namibia, the themes are relevant to service providers, managers and policy makers throughout southern…Read more
For life, with love: Training tool for HIV prevention and safe migration in road construction settings and affected communities
Author/s: ADB, IOM
Baseline assessment: Preparing for the Implementation of IOM’s Health Promotion Projects across Southern Africa
Author/s: Stephanie Bleeker
This report is a consolidation of the findings from baseline assessments carried out by IOM’s PHAMSA Pilot Projects implementing partners in Lesotho and Mozambique (TEBA Development), Namibia (Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre), South Africa (Hoedspruit Training Trust), Swaziland (Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation) and Zambia (CHAMP and Global Development Alliance companies). It reviews the HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices of labour migrants working…Read more