This report presents the results of the survey that assesses the effectiveness of the substance use primary prevention campaign conducted by the International Organization for Migration and relevant stakeholders. It depicts findings related to changes in the awareness of migrant and ethnic minority school children with regard to risks of the use of specific psychoactive substances subsequent to the implementation of the primary prevention campaign in the public school setting.
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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This regional survey report presents findings from qualitative and quantitative surveys among migrants in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The objective of the qualitative survey was to assess experiences with and access to public health-care services related to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in migrants’ own countries and abroad.
The project aims through organizing a conference to provide a high-level professional forum for the exchange of good practices in the field of combating domestic violence, to advance national capacities, expertise and competencies, to strengthen inter-institutional cooperation between law enforcement, prosecution, medical and social services of Georgia in combatting more effectively domestic violence.
This project aims to facilitate the sustainable reintegration of up to 50 Georgian nationals who have been returned to Georgia by the Government of the Netherlands. The involvement of IOM with the returnees will start once they have been formally admitted and entered into Georgia. The post-arrival reintegration assistance to be offered includes provision of non-cash reintegration assistance and medical assistance in case an urgent need for that has been determined.
The “Life is Better” information, education and communication materials are intended for adolescents aged 13–14 years old and narrate the ill effects and risk factors of psychoactive substances' abuse. “Life is Better” comprises information on risks resulting from abuse of such psychoactive substances as tobacco, alcohol, injecting drugs, inhalants, bio/ spices, sedatives, ecstasy and marijuana/ cannabis.
This issue provides overview of projects implemented in 2016 and next steps, Regional Migration Strategy Development Workshop, events , publications and more.
PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION
This project aims to enhance mechanisms for prevention, increased detection, referral and treatment of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis among migrant and mobile populations in the South Caucasus countries. This regional project will include the following outputs: 1. Health promotion campaign among migrant and mobile populations on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, focusing on preventive screening and treatment adherence; 2.
IOM, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and WHO, will provide a three pronged technical assistance program aimed at strengthening the capacity of primary health center-based doctors and nurses on mental health and psychosocial services in the conflict-affected areas and enhancing the existing mental health referral system within a six month timeframe. It is also envisioned that this will include community-based awareness raising on mental health and psychosocial issues particularly with NGOs, community leaders and religious leaders.