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A rapid review of immunisation coverage, vaccine delivery and migration in North Africa amongst migrant populations (PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021256369)

In this systematic review we are trying to answer these specific questions: What is the immunisation coverage among migrant populations in North Africa for key vaccines, and are there variations among migrant subpopulations? Where and by who are vaccines administered to migrant populations? What are the key delivery mechanisms (IOM, NGOs, government structures)? What are the barriers and facilitators to migrant populations accessing vaccines in this region?

Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study

Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has spread from China to 25 countries. Local cycles of transmission have already occurred in 12 countries after case importation. In Africa, Egypt has so far confirmed one case. The management and control of COVID-19 importations heavily rely on a country's health capacity. Here we evaluate the preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against their risk of importation of COVID-19.

Provision of Lifesaving Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Supplies to Flood Affected Communities within Areas at Risk of Waterborne Disease Outbreaks in Sudan

Through the SHF Reserve Allocation IOM will provide critical WASH support to communities and reduce the risks of exposure to water-borne diseases in the affected and vulnerable areas by: (1) reconstructing damaged latrines, (2) purchasing WASH supplies that will support (a) chlorination of the existing improved water sources, (b) treatment and safe storage of water at household level, and (3) supporting the promotion of safer hygiene practices through the distribution of female hygiene kits, soap, jerry cans, and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

Providing Emergency Water Sanitation and Hygiene Assistance to Vulnerable Crisis Affected Populations to Reduce Malnutrition and Health Risks

The project will operationalize its interventions through the following outputs: Output 1: 27,550 vulnerable community members have equitable and adequate access to a water supply. Output 2: 2,400 vulnerable community members have equitable access to improved, sex-segregated and child-friendly excreta disposal facilities. Output 3: 23,500 vulnerable community members are reached with hygiene and garbage collection campaigns and sensitization activities.

Multisector Assistance for Displaced and Vulnerable Communities in Abyei (PCA)

The aim of this project is to directly assist displaced persons and vulnerable communities in northern Abyei by increasing access to quality health services by supporting five existing health facilities and by running two mobile clinics across the most remote areas in northern Abyei where no other health services are available. Medicines, drugs, and equipment will be provided to the clinics, in coordination with the local authorities and the MoH to ensure the operability of the facilities.

Tuberculosis in migrants moving from high-incidence to low-incidence countries: a population-based cohort study of 519 955 migrants screened before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis elimination in countries with a low incidence of the disease necessitates multiple interventions, including innovations in migrant screening. We examined a cohort of migrants screened for tuberculosis before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and tracked the development of disease in this group after arrival.

Providing Comprehensive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Assistance in North Darfur and South Kordofan

Under this project, IOM will implement a comprehensive WASH response that encompasses nutrition-sensitive interventions to address some underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition in North Darfur and South Kordofan. The CERF funds will be utilized to improve hygiene and feeding practices through increase knowledge and improved access to water, sanitation facilities and WASH kits (soap and jerry cans).