South America

Health for all migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

Support for the Implementation of the Strategy for the Prevention of Malaria Restoration in Paraguay - Administrative and Financial Management of the Malaria Prize

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.

Life-saving Assistance for Vulnerable Venezuelans in Tumbes, Peru

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.

Colombia: Institutional and Community Strengthening for Emergency Health Response for Venezuelan Migrants and Receiving Communities

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.

IOM, Peruvian Health Ministry Train Health Care Providers Working with Trafficking Victims

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.