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).
Overall consolidated report of the migration health activities in the IOM South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asian (SEEECA) region in 2018. The report covers the activities of country missions and the regional office on Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants (H2/MA) and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations (H3/MP) programme.
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The overall objective of the project is to improve the capacities of the State Border Committee of Belarus (SBC) in addressing irregular migration and promoting vulnerable migrants’ rights (asylum-seekers, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors, etc.).
Renovation of the rehabilitation center in Minsk obtained during the first phase of the project, as well as upgrade of these facilities by purchasing special equipment and furniture. Provision of protection and reintegration options, in particular development and expansion of medical and psychological services for 110 victims of trafficking.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.