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.
The project will contribute to provide psychosocial support and sustainable livelihoods to conflict affected victims in Mali and particularly women and other vulnerable families.
The strengthening of epidemiological surveillance capacities at border entry points, which will improve the management of transboundary movements, is a component of the WHO check-list of countries prepared to respond to the MVE.
The armed conflict in Mali in 2012 caused the displacement of more than 600,000 individuals. Tombouctou region is the highest return area of the country. This project will provide mobile health clinics to returnees, IDPs and host communities in areas with low health coverage. The Cercle of Gourma Rharous, the second highest return area in Tombouctou Region is targeted for the implementation of this project.
To strengthen the surveillance mechanisms in place at the level of the sanitary cordon of the customs office of Kourémalé (Mali side), Nougani, Djoulafondo and Badogo. Expected results include the systematic collection and analysis of travelers' information from Kourémalé and Guinea and improved detection of cases by health workers.
In this context, IOM recommends enhancing country Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Surveillance through strengthening the capacities at Points of Entry (PoE) and among Border Communities on the border between Guinea and Mali. (in particular in the traditional gold mining sites) to prevent further spread and by monitoring migratory flow from most-affected countries. Through this project IOM will contribute to collaborative international, regional and national efforts in responding to the EVD outbreak in Mali and Guinea Conakry.
This project is aimed at assisting seven West African countries to initiate, provide technical assistance support to stakeholders and develop the following three new regional health and migration programmes.