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Epidemiological progression of COVID-19 positive cases among transnational truck drivers in the East African Region

COVID-19 triggered a range of border controls to curb the spread of the disease. Containment measures and restrictions were put in place to mitigate cross-border transmission while maintaining the flow of essential goods and services in the East and Horn of Africa Region. The first cases of COVID-19 detection among truck drivers, triggered and strengthened cross-border collaboration for detecting and responding to COVID-19 pandemic. Infection was significantly common among truck drivers in the region.

Provision of Critical Health and WASH Services in New Transit Centre (TC)

IOM will implement the activities in WASH and health sectors. WASH activities will include: (1) hygiene promotion, (2) water supply, (3) excreta disposal, (4) vector control, (5) solid waste management and (6) drainage. Within the health sector, IOM will construct one (1) emergency health clinic which will enable the provision of much needed life-saving health care to returnees and refugees, within a safe environment.