Latin America and the Caribbean has faced inconsistent human rights and health protection for migrants in the past, just as much as other regions. For example, in Chile, about 70% of immigrants come from other Latin America and the Caribbean countries (representing 2·7% of the total population of Chile), and a third of them are estimated to be undocumented or socioeconomically vulnerable. These migrants tend to work in informal jobs and to live in poor quality, overcrowded buildings.
The main objective of the project is to contribute to the administrative sustainability of prevention strategies for the restoration of malaria in Paraguay by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, which may be obtained through detection, diagnosis, treatment and research activities of cases, measures to reduce and mitigate vulnerability and receptivity, a communication plan, monitoring and evaluation of the plan.
Humanitarian assistance will be provided to 80,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants. Follow-up actions will be established for highly vulnerable cases (critical food insecurity or health conditions). The arrival is the most vulnerable phase in the migration route, which needs urgent response as there are visible gaps observed by the interagency mission held in July. To follow-up the most vulnerable cases, coordination and agreements will be established with counterparts in Tumbes, Tacna, Piura and Lima.
This project strengthens institutionality and community capacities in order to close gaps in care, focusing on PHC as a means to reduce the strain on emergency services guaranteed by the GoC. Project design draws from public health preventative measures, such as improving the settlement vaccination processes, studying outbreaks, implementing notification processes, and operationalizing individual and collective control actions for cases of public health interest.
Peru - IOM Peru is this week holding a training workshop for healthcare workers in the remote Madre de Dios region in the Amazon who provide assistance to victims of human trafficking.
Peru - Health care experts, including specialists, technicians and hospital directors, have joined IOM Peru and the Peruvian Ministry of Health to share their experience during a three-day workshop ending today in Lima. The meeting was aimed at building the capacity of frontline health care providers treating victims of human trafficking.
IOM Ecuador and the Ministry of Public Health this week signed a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen the Hand Washing and Sanitary Education Programme in rural schools located in the northern border and southern border areas, as well as in the central highlands region.
IOM and its partners have provided HIV/AIDS prevention training to more than 2,800 local residents of the communities of San Lorenzo and Tambillo, and to Colombians who have crossed into Ecuador fleeing the ongoing violence in their country.
A new study by IOM on sexual and reproductive health with a focus on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) among the communities located along Ecuador’s northern border, have discovered a high prevalence of STIs.