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.
This documents describes IOMs approach in addressing HIV/AIDS and it disuccses examples of IOM projects.
This study among Bangladeshi migrants is part of 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.
Bangladesh is a major supplier of labour to the world market. Female migrant workers are increasingly important for the Bangladeshi job market, as they contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth. Though the sector has significant potential to grow given the demand, there are challenges that put the rights of female migrant workers at risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.