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Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study


Background: Trafficking is a crime of global proportions involving extreme forms of exploitation and abuse. Yet little research has been done of the health risks and morbidity patterns for men, women, and children trafficked for various forms of forced labour.

Lead poisoning in United States-bound refugee children: Thailand-Burma border, 2009

Background: Elevated blood lead levels lead to permanent neurocognitive sequelae in children. Resettled refugee children in the United States are considered at high risk for elevated blood lead levels, but the prevalence of and risk factors for elevated blood lead levels before resettlement have not been described.

Field evaluation of a simple fluorescence method for detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens during treatment follow-up

Simple tuberculosis (TB) treatment monitoring tools are needed. We assessed the performance of fluorescein-diacetate (FDA) smear microscopy for detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens (n = 288) of TB cases under treatment compared to culture (17.4% culture positivity). FDA sensitivity was moderate (83.7% [95% confidence interval {CI}, 70.3 to 92.6]), and specificity was low (66.1% [59.5 to 72.2]).

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.

Child Care Services and Psychosocial Assistance at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre

The proposed project is a continuation of the current IOM-led programme supporting foreign detainees at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok funded by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). Building upon the success of activities in past phases of programming, the proposed project will offer children the opportunity to participate in daily educational and recreational activities designed to promote children’s physical and mental development.

Regional Artemisinin Initiative to Elimination: RAI2E

IOM will ensure that Global Fund support will be utilized strategically to strengthen health systems, and ensure that the intervention does not create vertical and parallel service delivery structures and undermine health systems in Thailand. In addition to close coordination with the PR, IOM will ensure close coordination with MOPH and relevant national treatment programmes at provincial, district and local level to ensure that Global Fund supported activities are coordinated, streamlined and integrated with national programmes.