Côte d'Ivoire

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United Kingdom Tuberculosis Detection Programme (UKTBP)

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.

Capacity Building for Ebola-Focused Health and Humanitarian Migration Management in Cote d’Ivoire

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.

Prevalence of and risk factors for active tuberculosis in migrants screened before entry to the UK: a population-based cross-sectional study

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.