The purpose of this Mid Term Review (MTR) was to review and evaluate the project approach, progress and results to date against the agreed results framework indicators, with a focus upon relevance, efficiency and effectiveness.
At midterm, several successes have been recorded. These include increases in knowledge and enhanced coverage by SRH services for adolescents and young people, migrants and sex workers, as well as members of host communities.
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst Sexual and Productive Health (SRH) outcomes globally, including high rates of unplanned pregnancies, maternal morbidity and mortality, unmet family planning needs, high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), cervical cancer and unsafe abortions. Poor SRH outcomes are heightened among migrant girls and women, many of whom are pressured into risky migration decisions for their survival, while having limited choices, and often limited information available to them regarding their sexuality and
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes globally. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights-HIV Knows No Borders (KNB) is a project covering six migration-affected countries in Southern Africa: Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia.
The project seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive (including HIV-related) health of both migrant and non-migrant adolescents and young people, sex workers and others who live in migration-affected communities.
IOM’s HIV and SRHR Knows No Borders (KNB) project is part of a regional programme of work on HIV/AIDS and SRHR in Southern Africa (2016-2020). In 2019, MDF Training and Consultancy was commissioned by the donor to conduct an evaluation of the five projects, including KNB, that together comprise the regional programme. The evaluation included contribution analysis and case studies in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, three of the six countries where the KNB project is operating.
IOM through the inter-agency protection working group proposes the provision of life-saving information to the border communities which are close to South Africa towns are especially vulnerable due to their poverty or their lack of knowledge or information on the risks of irregular migration and its consequences.
‘SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders’ has been designed as a holistic, regional project to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV-related outcomes amongst migrants (including migrant adolescents, young people and sex workers), as well as non-migrant adolescents, young people, sex workers and others living in migrationaffected communities. It is being implemented in selected high-volume migration-affected communities, including border communities, in all six countries.
This is an information Sheet on a project aimed at addressing heath vulnerabilities of migrant mine workers, their families and affected communities in Southern Africa. The EUR 4.9 million project – Partnership on Health and Mobility in the Mining Sector of Southern Africa – will be funded by the Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation of the Netherlands and will run through December 2015.
This issue focused on IOMs efforts to support governments in these regions to integrate the health needs of migrants into national and regional plans, policies and strategies, taking into account their human rights, including the right to health.
Featured article: HIV prevention and treatment not accessible to migrant workers in Southern Africa
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