This book is dedicated to the numerous staff members who served at the frontlines of IOM's ebola response as well as those in the supportive roles who contributed towards its success.
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.
IOM aims to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Cote d’Ivoire to conduct health migration management on its land-crossing borders with Liberia and Guinea. Stronger capacity will help prevent the spread of Ebola and other pandemics into Cote d’Ivoire and will improve cross-border collaboration and enhance regional preparedness. Activities: 1. Conduct a Health and Humanitarian Border Management Capacity Assessment along the borders with Liberia and Guinea; 2.
This project is aimed at assisting seven West African countries to initiate, provide technical assistance support to stakeholders and develop the following three new regional health and migration programmes.
Background: An increasing number of countries with low incidence of tuberculosis have pre-entry screening programmes for migrants. We present the fi rst estimates of the prevalence of and risk factors for tuberculosis in migrants from 15 high-incidence countries screened before entry to the UK.