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While much work has focused on advocacy and prevention efforts in countries of high prevalence in Africa and diaspora in Europe, there has been a paucity of discussion on FGM in the Asia‐Pacific region. FGM is practised in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines and Indonesia; however, none of these countries are supported by the UNFPA‐UNICEF Joint Programme on the Abandonment of FGM. Australia and New Zealand are also home to migrant women and girls with FGM.
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis elimination in countries with a low incidence of the disease necessitates multiple interventions, including innovations in migrant screening. We examined a cohort of migrants screened for tuberculosis before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and tracked the development of disease in this group after arrival.
The project will contribute to the improved well-being and recovery of the returned families affected by the 2018 flooding in Lao PDR. Objective 1: The Shelter Cluster produces real-time data, information products, and coordination support to enable partners and the Government of Lao PDR to make informed decisions and ensure needs and gaps are resolved in a timely manner. Objective 2: Families most affected by the floods are supported to return home with the appropriate basic tools and commodities.