Central and West Africa
The scope of this action is to strengthen preparedness and capacities to respond to a public health emergency in two high-risk areas in Guinea: Forécariah and Géckédou. The action will support the development of a model of Epidemic Risk and the advocacy activities for progressive extension and scaling-up. The model includes two components: the community-based epidemic risk reduction and the emergency preparedness at prefectural level.
This project aims to improve the knowledge, skills of the Sierra Leonean human resources, and leverage the commitment of the Sierra Leonean diaspora to build human resources capacity in Sierra Leone. Due to the impact of recurrent infectious disease outbreaks and the recent devastating flooding, Sierra Leone needs technical support to upgrade its health, disaster prevention and agricultural sectors. IOM will collaborate with diaspora organizations, universities/training institutions and health facilities in Sierra Leone to enhance skills and knowledge transfers to home country.
The Project aims to promote synergy and durable cooperation amongst all humanitarian actors for a greater preparedness and to ensure that the country’s emergency response plans and other coordination mechanisms are reliable and their capacity to deliver in the event of a health outbreak has been fully tested for efficiency.
There has been increased interest in migration and migration policies in the last decade. Several developments at global, regional, subregional and national levels have raised migration issues to the forefront of the political and policy arenas, emphasizing the need for legal frameworks to curtail irregular migration and maximize the benefits of migration for national development.
Migration has become an increasingly important issue affecting many countries, and it is important for accurate and reliable migration data to be produced by government to inform policy making. In Nigeria, the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Migration and Development, consisting of different government ministries, was established during the process of developing the profile to ensure ownership of the whole process of production and usage of the data.
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.